Leporinus friderici

Scientific name Leporinus friderici
Descriptor Bloch
Year of description 1794
IUCN category LC
Family Anostomidae
Genus Leporinus
Leporinus friderici Leporinus friderici


Leporinus friderici is a fresh water fish from the Amérique du Sud.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    40 cm
  • Pattern
  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    40 cm
  • Pattern

How to recognize Leporinus friderici ?

Leporinus friderici measures around 30 cm. The females are more imposing and some specimens can reach 40 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly argent body. The also has noir ponctuations.

Sexual dimorphism

The female is bigger than the male.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with herbivorous tendency
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Leporinus friderici is a fish gregarious naturally found near the bottom. This species is omnivorous with herbivorous tendency .

Although Leporinus friderici is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species. It also shows signs of aggression towards its conspecifics.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

Leporinus friderici is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

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Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    23 - 26 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    6.5 - 7

Biotope presentation

Leporinus friderici is most often found at a depth between 0m and 2m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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