Leporinus agassizii

Leporinus agassizii is a species of Leporinus widely found in the Amazon River basin in South America. This species can reach a length of 23.4 centimetres (9.2 in) SL.[1]

Leporinus agassizii
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Anostomidae
Genus: Leporinus
L. agassizii
Binomial name
Leporinus agassizii


It is named in honor of zoologist-geologist Louis Agassiz (1807–1873), he was the leading authority on Brazilian fishes at the time, as leader of the Thayer Expedition (1865–1866) to Brazil, which provided Steindachner with many specimens to study.[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2018). "Leporinus agassizii" in FishBase. June 2018 version.
  2. ^ Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (22 September 2018). "Order CHARACIFORMES: Families TARUMANIIDAE, ERYTHRINIDAE, PARODONTIDAE, CYNODONTIDAE, SERRASALMIDAE, HEMIODONTIDAE, ANOSTOMIDAE and CHILODONTIDAE". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  • Garavello, J.C. and H.A. Britski, 2003. Anostomidae (Headstanders). p. 71-84. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil