Language English Tropical Rainforest Photo: Biodôme OngletsDescriptionDistinguishing features The colour of the threespot leporinus changes from greyish green to light gold near the base of the caudal fin. This fish has several black spots running from the centre of its body to its tail. Reproduction These fish are oviparous. Predators Their enemies are birds and other fish. Humans also damage the species by discharging toxic waste into waterways (mining and forestry industries) and by catching them for sale to aquarists. Habitat They are found from the Guiana Highlands to the Amazon River. French nameLéporin de Frideric Scientific nameLeporinus fridericiPhylumChordataClassOsteichthyes (bony fish)OrderCharaciformesFamilyAnostomidaeSizeLength in the wild: up to 42 cm; length in captivity: rarely over 15 cmStatusCommon species, commercially exploited for sale to aquarists and for human consumption.