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); venerei: Named for Paulo Cesar Venere, for collecting the first known specimens of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: known only from the rio Araguaia basin in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75002)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11 - 12;
Vertebrae: 34 - 35. Can be differentiated from other members of the genus Leporinus by possessing 4 teeth on the premaxilla and 3 teeth on the dentary yielding the dental formula 4/3. Distinguished also from other species by the following combinations of non-unique characters: lateral line with 36-37 pored scales; transverse series of scales from origin of dorsal fin to lateral line 4; scales from lateral line to base of pelvic fin 4.5-5; series of scales around caudal peduncle 16; lateral line with 3 round dark blotches, the first at vertical through dorsal fin, the second at vertical through adipose-fin origin and the third at base of caudal peduncle (the latter two blotches, particularly the last one, usually small or inconspicuous) (Ref. 75002).
Adults inhabit lentic environments such as lagoons or borrow pits (Ref. 75002). Distinct pairs breed on densely grown weedy places (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Distinct pairs breed on densely grown weedy places (Ref. 205).
Britski, H.A. and J.L.O. Birindelli, 2008. Description of a new species of the genus Leporinus Spix (Characiformes:Anostomidae) from the rio Araguaia, Brazil, with comments on the taxonomy and distribution of L. parae and L. lacustris. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 6(1):45-51. (Ref. 75002)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg 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=0.01148 (0.00568 - 0.02321), b=3.05 (2.88 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.3 ±0.1 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 (24 of 100) .