Leptodoras myersi Böhlke, 1970
photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.

Family:  Doradidae (Thorny catfishes), subfamily: Doradinae
Max. size:  7.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Upper Amazon River basin.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-6; Anal soft rays: 14-14. Body dorsoventrally depressed, greatest body depth 58-61% of cleithral width. Broad dusky nuchal saddle extending ventrally across tympanum and postcleithral process, finishing on the lower side level with the pelvic-fin origin. Skin on head, particularly snout, ornamented with thin elongate pale ridges (Ref. 56896).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.09.99
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.08.10
Checked by: Sabaj Pérez, Mark Henry - 20.06.01

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