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Leporinus elongatus  Valenciennes, 1850

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Anostomidae (Headstanders)
Etymology: Leporinus: Latin, lepus, leporis = rabbit (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Valenciennes.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Subtropical

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South America: Known only from the Rio Jequitinhonha and Rio Pardo in Brazil. Record from São Francisco River, the type locality in the original description, seems to be erroneous (Ref. 93038). Reported from Paraná and La Plata basins (Ref. 36801).

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Maturity: Lm 20.8  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115169)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal soft rays: 10 - 11; Vertebrae: 34. Distinguished from all species of Leporinus , exceptL. amblyrhynchus , by having the combination of three teeth on each premaxilla and dentary (tooth formula 3/3) and 12 scale rows around the caudal peduncle (vs. tooth formulae 4/4, 3/4 or 4/3, and 14 or 16 scale rows around the caudal peduncle). Can be diagnosed from Leporinus amblyrhynchus by having three dark blotches on the lateral line (vs. dark longitudinal stripe along the lateral line). Additional characters useful to diagnose Leporinus elongatus include 36 or 37 pored scales on the lateral line, 4 scales rows from the dorsal fin origin to the lateral line and 4 from the lateral line to the base of the pelvic fin (Ref. 93038).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Distinct pairs breed on densely grown weedy places (Ref. 205).

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Distinct pairs breed on densely grown weedy places (Ref. 205).

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Britski, H.A., J.L.O. Birindelli and J.C. Garavello, 2012. A new species of Leporinus Agassiz, 1829 from the upper rio Paraná basin (Characiformes, Anostomidae) with redescription of L. elongatus Valenciennes, 1850 and L. obtusidens (Valenciennes, 1837). Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 52(37):441-475. (Ref. 93038)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00464 - 0.01422), b=3.11 (2.95 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (47 of 100) .