Acentronichthys leptos

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Acentronichthys leptos
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Heptapteridae
Genus: Acentronichthys
C. H. Eigenmann & R. S. Eigenmann, 1889
Species: A. leptos
Binomial name
Acentronichthys leptos
C. H. Eigenmann & R. S. Eigenmann, 1889

Acentronichthys leptos is the only species of catfish (order Siluriformes) in the genus Acentronichthys of the family Heptapteridae.[2] This species occurs in coastal streams in Brazil from Rio de Janeiro to Santa Catarina State, in São Mateus, Espírito Santo State and on Leopoldina, Minas Gerais.[2] This species grows to 9.1 cm (3.6 in) in SL.[3]


  1. ^ Reis, R & Lima, F. (2009). "Acentronichthys leptos". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Ferraris, Carl J., Jr. (2007). "Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types" (PDF). Zootaxa 1418: 1–628. 
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Acentronichthys leptos" in FishBase. December 2011 version.