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Scientific Name Leptodoras juruensis  Boulenger, 1898
Common Name Sturgeon Catfish
Type Locality Río Jurua, Brazil.
Etymology Leptodoras: From the Greek leptos, meaning slender, and doras, meaning skin (also a word commonly used in forming generic names for doradids); in reference to the shape. Juruensis - From Juruá river.
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Size 290mm or 11.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Dorsal spine thin and greatly extended as a long flexible filament; bases of dorsal and paired fins with intense black pigment.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River basin
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Juruá (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 2 (no. 12) (art. 58), pp 478.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 22 06:32 (species record created: 2001 Aug 19 00:00)