Leporinus leschenaulti

Leporinus leschenaulti is a species of Leporinus widely found in the coastal rivers in French Guiana and northern Brazil in South America.[1]

Leporinus leschenaulti
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Anostomidae
Genus: Leporinus
L. leschenaulti
Binomial name
Leporinus leschenaulti
  • Curimatus acutidens Valenciennes, 1837
  • Leporinus friderici acutidens (Valenciennes, 1837)


It is named in honor of botanist-ornithologist Jean-Baptiste Louis Claude Theodore Leschenault de La Tour (1773–1826), who, along with entomologist Adolphe Jacques Louis Doumerc (1802–1868), provided the type specimen.[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2018). "Leporinus leschenaulti" 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 23 March 2022.
  • Géry, J., 1977. Characoids of the world. Neptune City ; Reigate : T.F.H. [etc.]; 672 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm.