Leporacanthicus galaxias

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Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae
Subfamily: Hypostominae
Tribe: Ancistrini
Genus: Leporacanthicus
Species: L. galaxias
Binomial name
Leporacanthicus galaxias
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989

Leporacanthicus galaxias is a species of armored catfish native to Brazil and Venezuela. This species grows to a length of 21.1 centimetres (8.3 in) SL. L. galaxias originates from fast flowing rapids.[1]


  1. ^ "PlanetCatfish::Catfish of the Month::October 1998". PlanetCatfish.com. 2005-11-26. Retrieved 2007-07-24.