Leptodoras juruensis Boulenger, 1898
photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.

Family:  Doradidae (Thorny catfishes), subfamily: Doradinae
Max. size:  28.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Amazon River basin.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-6; Anal soft rays: 16-18. Body extremely elongate, predorsal distance 26-28% of SL; and dorsal spine thin, weakly ossified and prolonged well beyond tip of first ray as long flexible filament (Ref. 56896).
Biology:  Appears restricted to the deep, rather swift channels of very large whitewater rivers (Ref. 56896).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.04.98
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 16.06.06
Checked by: Sabaj Pérez, Mark Henry - 20.06.01

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