Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Anostomidae
Etymology: Leporinus: Latin, lepus, leporis = rabbit (Ref. 45335); parvulus: The name parvulus is from the Latin adjective which means thin or slender, in reference to its slender body.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Rio Tapajós in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93868)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10;
Vertebrae: 35. This species can be diagnosed from other species of Leporinus (juveniles and adults), except L. moralesi and L. striatus, by the presence of dark midlateral stripe extending onto the middle caudal-fin rays. It differs from L. moralesi by having dark midlateral stripe extending from the snout to the caudal fin (vs. dark midlateral stripe extending from the vertical through the dorsal fin to the caudal fin), and five dark transverse bars between the head and the dorsal-fin origin in specimens of approximately 60 mm SL or more (vs. four). It can be distinguished from L. striatus by having a single dark longitudinal stripe on the body (vs. four), and dark transverse bars on the dorsal portion of the body (vs. absent) (Ref. 93868).
Found in rocky pools at rapid stretches. Occurs syntopically with Leporinus vanzoi (Ref. 93868).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Distinct pairs breed on densely grown weedy places (Ref. 205).
Birindelli, J.L.O., H.A. Britski and F.C.T. Lima, 2013. New species of Leporinus from the Rio Tapajós Basin, Brazil, and redescription of L. moralesi (Characiformes: Anostomidae). Copeia 2013(2):238-247. (Ref. 93868)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00485 - 0.02598), b=3.04 (2.85 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .