Leptodoras praelongus (Myers & Weitzman, 1956)
photo by Modder, T.

Family:  Doradidae (Thorny catfishes)
Max. size:  18.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  South America: Orinoco, Negro, Tocantins, Amazon, Madeira and Casiquiare river basins.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-6; Anal soft rays: 14-15. Shallow midlateral plates covering less than or equal to 1/4 body depth. Anterior nuchal plate usually of moderate width (longer than wide) permitting weak to firm suture between supraoccipital and middle nuchal plate. Also differs from all species of Leptodoras except L. copei by possessing a distal tip of lower labial extension extending beyond that of upper labial extension (Ref. 56896).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.04.98
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 15.06.06

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