Gymnotus anguillaris Hoedeman, 1962
photo by Holm, E.

 Family:  Gymnotidae (Naked-back knifefishes)
 Max. size:  30 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins, and related areas in northern South America.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Occurs in swamps and creeks with moderate water flow and where the bottom is covered with vegetation or plant debris. Feeds on aquatic invertebrates, insect larvae and crustaceans. Relatively aggressive, it lives in small groups (Ref. 12225).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 16.12.97
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.11.13

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