Leporinus brunneus Ventuari

16. February 2016

Once more we were able to import this beautiful, large tetra from Venezuela. The fish can reach a maximum size of 25-30 cm. It can be found in the basins of Orinoco river and the rio Negro. The coloration of the fish is quite variable, depending on the origin. The orange spot under the eye on the operculum is nevertheless quite characteristic for the species. Depending on the origin the lateral stripe might be solid or formed by spots. The intensity of the red coloration of the finnage and the throat also depends on the origin of the fish.

Our specimens have a length of 12-18 cm and so they are almost fully grown or at least sexually mature. They come from the Rio Ventuari, where a population with a very high degree of red colours appears.

For our customers: the fish have code 265745 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Leporinus: Leporinus: Latin, means “hare-nose”. brunneus: Latin, means “dark, dusky”

Suggestion of a common name: robin hare snout

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Venezuela
Verfügbare Größe in cm 12-18