Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Live in sand holes of fast-flowing creeks. Feed on plants, fruits and leaves.
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Distribution

South America: Amazon River basin.
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Amazon River basin: Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 250 mm TL
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Max. size

25.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36801))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5.8 - 7.8; dH range: 20
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Trophic Strategy

Live in sandholes of fast-flowing creeks. Feed on plants, fruits and leaves.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Leporinus affinis

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Leporinus affinis

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial
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