Leporacanthicus

Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989
Type species: Leporacanthicus galaxias (L 7)
Leporacanthicus galaxias (L 7)
Etymology
lepus (lat.) = rabbit
Classification
Family
 
Subfamily
 
Tribe
 
Group
Synonyms
Vampier-Harnischwelse
Length (total)
20 - 30 cm
Body height
normal
Coloring
gray to black, white or black spots or dots, as exception orange in dorsal fin and/or caudal fin
Fins
present
3 - 4 soft rays
14 soft rays
obliquely downward
8 soft rays
last soft ray shared
6 soft rays
5 soft rays
Mouth
many upper lip barbels
Jaw
teeth: above 2 (3) very long, below 4 (- 6) shorter, bicuspid
Sex difference
males: slender, head longer and wider, genital papilla pointed and slender
Breeding behavior
Others
have a clearly supraoccipital bump, very rough body surface, a few small interopercular odontodes, can bite, nibble silicone of aquarium, not for social acuarium
Strinking
of them
"Buck teeth", upper lip has barbels!
Additional literatur
  • I. Seidel / H.-G. Evers "Welsatlas 2" S.31 - 35

Species

Species
Country
Origin
Length
(cm)
AQ
(cm)
T.
(°C)
Bree
ding
Leporacanthicus galaxias (L 7)
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989
Milchstraßen-Rüsselzahnwels
Brazil
Rio Tocantins bei Jacobal (Holotype,Para);
L 7: Rio Guama, Ourém (Para, Paratype);
L 29: Rio Tocantins bei Maraba (Para);
Rio Jamari (Rondonia, Paratype)
Leporacanthicus galaxias (L 7)
30
150
26 - 29
multiple
Leporacanthicus galaxias (L 29)
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989
Milchstraßen-Rüsselzahnwels
Brazil
Rio Tocantins bei Jacobal (Holotype,Para);
L 7: Rio Guama, Ourém (Para, Paratype);
L 29: Rio Tocantins bei Maraba (Para);
Rio Jamari (Rondonia, Paratype)
Leporacanthicus galaxias (L 29)
30
150
26 - 29
multiple
Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias "L 240"

Segelflossen-Rüsselzahnwels
Venezuela
Río Ventuari, oberer Río Orionoco-Einzug (Amazonas)
Leporacanthicus sp. "L240" - Río Ventuari
30
150
25 - 29
unknown
Leporacanthicus heterodon
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989
Leopard-Rüsselzahnwels
Brazil
Rio Xingu
Leporacanthicus heterodon
20
120
26 - 30
WA2
Leporacanthicus joselimai (L 264)
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989
Weißspitzen-Rüsselzahnwels
Brazil
Rio Tapajos (Para)
IUCN: vulnerable
Leporacanthicus joselimai (L 264)
20
120
26 - 30
multiple
Leporacanthicus sp. "L 241"

Pfeifenkopf-Rüsselzahnwels
Venezuela
Río Ventuari, oberer Río Orionoco-Einzug (Amazonas)
Leporacanthicus sp. "L 241"
30
150
25 - 29
BSSW
Leporacanthicus sp. "L 263"

Cremfarbener Rüsselzahnwels
Brazil
Rio Tapajos bei Uruá (Para)
Leporacanthicus sp. "L 263"
20
120
26 - 30
WA2
Leporacanthicus sp. "L 294"

Madeira-Rüsselzahnwels
Brazil
Rio Aripuana (Mato Grosso)
30
150
25 - 29
unknown
Leporacanthicus sp. "L 314" / "LDA 56"

Curuá-Una-Rüsselzahnwels
Brazil
Rio Curua Una (Para)
Leporacanthicus sp. "L 314" / "LDA 56"
20
120
26 - 30
unknown
Leporacanthicus sp. "L 326"

 
Colombia
Puerto Ayacucho, Puerto Carreno, Rio Orinoco
>25
150
25 - 29
unknown
Leporacanthicus sp. "L 473"

 
Colombia, Venezuela
Rio Atabapo
Leporacanthicus sp. "L 473"
20
120
26 - 30
unknown
Leporacanthicus triactis (L 91)
Isbrücker, Nijssen & Nico, 1993
Orangesaum-Rüsselzahnwels
Venezuela
río Orinoco, río Ventuari, río Mavaca-Einzug (Amazonas)
Leporacanthicus triactis (L 91)
30
150
26 - 30
Handbuch L-Welse
13  entries found.
Many thanks to
for the pictures
Brenda Irwin
1, 2, 3
Ingo Seidel
4, 12
Mathl
5
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