Leptachirus lorentz Randall, 2007
Lorentz River Sole
Leptachirus lorentz
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Soleidae (Soles)
Max. size:  8.08 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 68-78; Anal soft rays: 54-58; Vertebrae: 40-42. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 68-78; A54-58; pelvic rays 4; lateral line on ocular side of head with ventral branch of 4-6 pored scales, remaining horizontal anterior part with 5-8 pored scales; 84-90 lateral-line scales to point of branching on head, including 8-10 anterior to upper end of gill opening; vertebrae 40-42; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 8-9 (usually 9); slender body, depth 3.25-3.5 in SL; head length 4.25-4.5 in SL; caudal-peduncle length 0-22.5 in HL; eye diameter 5.7-7.0 in HL; least vertical interorbital width 12.6-16.8 in HL; longest dorsal ray 2.05-2.2 in HL; caudal fin 4.25-4.6 in SL; origin of pelvic fins adjacent on ventral edge of body, the fins attached posteriorly to base of anal papilla; short pelvic fins, not or just reaching origin of anal fin, 3.05-3.8 in HL; color of ocular side brown, mottled with small darker brown blotches; 3 longitudinal rows of larger dark brown blotches, the two largest on lateral line; dorsal and anal fins light brown, with darker brown spots most covering two rays; caudal fin with faint dark spots (Ref. 84817).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 09.08.10

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