Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Distinct pairs breed on densely grown weedy places (Ref. 205).
  • Dos Santos, G.M. and J. Zuanon 2008 Leporinus amazonicus, a new anostomid species from the Amazon lowlands, Brazil (Osteichthyes: Characiformes). Zootaxa 1815:35-42. (Ref. 76907)
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Distribution

Central Amazon River, Brazil.
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South America: Brazil. Rio Amazonas basin near Manaus. The species may be expected to occur along most of floodplain habitats of the Rio Solimões-Amazonas in the Brazilian states of Amazonas and Pará.
  • Dos Santos, G.M. and J. Zuanon 2008 Leporinus amazonicus, a new anostomid species from the Amazon lowlands, Brazil (Osteichthyes: Characiformes). Zootaxa 1815:35-42. (Ref. 76907)
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

25.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 76907))
  • Dos Santos, G.M. and J. Zuanon 2008 Leporinus amazonicus, a new anostomid species from the Amazon lowlands, Brazil (Osteichthyes: Characiformes). Zootaxa 1815:35-42. (Ref. 76907)
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Diagnostic Description

Leporinus amazonicus belongs to the friderici-group, as defined by Géry (1977) andGaravello (1979). It differs from most of congeners (except L. fasciatus, L. affinis and L. y-ophorus) by the high lateral line scale count (45–47 versus 43 or fewer), and from these species by the color pattern (brownish- grey with one small and elongated dark blotch on the flanks in L. amazonicus vs. yellow ground color withseveral single or divided vertical dark bars on the side in the others). Leporinus amazonicus is morphologically similar to the slender bodied species L. cylindriformis Borodin, 1929 and L. brunneus Myers, 1950, but differs from them by the higher lateral line scale count (45–47 versus 41–43 in L. cylindriformis and 36–42 in L. brunneus) and by a different color pattern (lateral blotch occupying 2–4 horizontal scales in L. amazonicus versus 5–7 in L. cylindriformis, and absence of well defined blotches on the body sides in L. brunneus) (Ref. 76907).
  • Dos Santos, G.M. and J. Zuanon 2008 Leporinus amazonicus, a new anostomid species from the Amazon lowlands, Brazil (Osteichthyes: Characiformes). Zootaxa 1815:35-42. (Ref. 76907)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic; freshwater
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Distinct pairs breed on densely grown weedy places (Ref. 205).
  • Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen 1966 Modes of reproduction in fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. 941 p. (Ref. 205)
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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