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); oyakawai: Named for Osvaldo Takeshi Oyakawa, for his dedicated service to the ichthyological community since 7 July 1989 as Collection Manager of the Fish Collection ('Seção de Peixes') at the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade
de São Paulo.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Rio Tapajós and rio Xingu basins in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79526)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 38 - 40. A species belonging to the genus Leptodoras by having modified oral hood and first gill arch with enlarged accessory lamellae extending well onto medial face of gill filaments. Differs from other species of Leptodoras by having the following three unique characters: gas bladder moderately sized (not reduced) and with simple walls (diverticula absent), and paired bony capsules on anteriormost vertebrae reduced to paired cup-like laminar ossifications separated by a triangular septum (Ref. 79526).
Caught at night on a large sandy shoal where the main channel of the river is wide and shallow (less than 2 m in depth) ) and with sluggish current. This species was also collected at night along a sandy beach with moderate current (Ref. 79526).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Birindelli, J.L.O., L.M. Sousa and M.H. Sabaj Pérez, 2008. New species of thorny catfish, genus Leptodoras Boulenger (Siluriformes: Doradidae), from Tapajós and Xingu basins, Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 6(3):465-480. (Ref. 79526)
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 (0.00356 - 0.01856), b=3.06 (2.87 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (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 (15 of 100) .