Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Doradidae
(Thorny catfishes) > Doradinae
Etymology: Leptodoras: Greek, leptos = thin + Greek, doras = skin (Ref. 45335). More on author: Steindachner.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Branco, Orinoco and Essequibo River basins (Ref. 37054), forming a ring around the western Guiana Shield (Ref. 79526). Recently collected from the middle Tapajós, extending the range of this species to the Brazilian Shield (Ref. 79526).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 111518); max. published weight: 180.00 g (Ref. 111518)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14 - 16. Presence of a large black blotch in the distal half of the anterior dorsal-fin rays and membranes. Basal portion of the lower labial extension is uniformly widened and flat compared to other Leptodoras (Ref. 56896).
Collected from the main channels of large rivers and often associated with large sandy beaches (Ref. 56896).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sabaj, M.H., 2005. Taxonomic assessment of Leptodoras (Siluriformes: Doradidae) with descriptions of three new species. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 3(4):637-678. (Ref. 56896)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00440 - 0.01502), b=3.10 (2.93 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .