Leporinus torrenticola  Birindelli, Teixeira & Britski, 2016

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Anostomidae (Headstanders)
Etymology: Leporinus: Latin, lepus, leporis = rabbit (Ref. 45335);  torrenticola: Derived from the Latin adjective torrens, meaning rushing waters, and incola, meaning inhabitant, in reference to the preference of Leporinus torrenticola for fast flowing waters.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: middle rio Xingu and its main tributaries, the rio Iriri and rio Curuá, Pará state, Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 117595)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal soft rays: 10; Vertebrae: 37. Leporinus torrenticola can be diagnosed from all other species of anostomids except Hypomasticus julii, H. megalepis, H. pachycheilus, Leporinus gomesi, L. granti, L. multimaculatus, L. nijsseni, and L. santosi by the possessing one dark blotch on midline of anterior portion of the flank (between opercle and pelvic-fin origin) surrounded by five to seven dark blotches (vs. anterior portion of flank with dark longitudinal stripes, or with dark transversal bars, or with dark blotches not forming the aforementioned pattern). Leporinus torrenticola differs from Hypomasticus julii, H. pachycheilus, Leporinus gomesi, L. granti, L. nijsseni, and L. santosi, by possessing three teeth on premaxilla (vs. four), and subinferior mouth (vs. inferior in Hypomasticus julii and H. pachycheilus, and terminal in Leporinus gomesi, L. granti, L. nijsseni, and L. santosi); and from H. megalepis by having 37-40 lateral-line scales (vs. 33 -35), and from L. multimaculatus by having 16 scale rows around caudal peduncle (vs. 12) (Ref. 117595).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Prefers to inhabit moderate to fast flowing waters of the rapids of the rio Xingu and rio Iriri, where it is often collected alongside specimens of Hypomasticus julii. Considered omnivorous, feeding mainly on aquatic insects, filamentous algae and Podostemaceae (Ref. 117595).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Garavello, Júlio | Collaborators

Birindelli, J.O., T.F. Teixeira and H.A. Britski, 2016. Two new species of Leporinus Agassiz, 1929 (Characiformes: Anostomidae) from tributaries of the lower Amazon basin in Brazil. Zootaxa 4178(1):97-115. (Ref. 117595)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00535 - 0.02247), b=3.07 (2.90 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.5   ±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 (23 of 100) .