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Leporinus amazonicus  Santos & Zuanon, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Anostomidae (Headstanders)
Etymology: Leporinus: Latin, lepus, leporis = rabbit (Ref. 45335);  amazonicus: Named after the Rio Amazonas, where all the type series comes from.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical

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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.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76907)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Leporinus amazonicus belongs to the friderici-group, as defined by Géry (1977) and Garavello (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 with several 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).

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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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)

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=0.01175 (0.00553 - 0.02496), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.1   ±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):  Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .