Leporinus macrocephalus

The Leporinus macrocephalus lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

fish Leporinus macrocephalus (Osteichthyes: Anostomidae) collected at Batatais, São Paulo State, Brazil. Of a total of 32 examined fish, 21 (65%) were infected with Goezia leporini n. sp. (Nematoda: Anisakidae) with mean infection intensity of 4.1 parasites. More

cultured freshwater fish Leporinus macrocephalus (Anostomidae) in Brazil Author: Martins M. L. ; Yoshitoshi E. R. More

Leporinus macrocephalus infected with cysts of Henneguya leporinicola (arrow). H-E, x 400. Based on diagnostic, three applications of 10 ml of formalin/m3 were effective in this case. Fifteen days after that, fish were examined again and parasite cysts were not present. More

cultivated Leporinus macrocephalus (Osteichthyes:Anostomidae) was studied. Paleness of gills, kidneys, liver and heart, black spots on the kidney and accumulation of fluid in the visceral cavity, stomach and intestines were observed. Gall bladder content had pale and translucent aspect. More

Common names

Piaussu in Portuguese (Português)
Piavuçu in Portuguese (Português)

Order : Characiformes
Family : Anostomidae
Genus : Leporinus
Species : Leporinus macrocephalus
Authority : Garavello & Britski,1988