Gymnotus melanopleura Albert & Crampton, 2001
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 Family:  Gymnotidae (Naked-back knifefishes)
 Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  South America: Mamirauá lake system near Tefé, Amazonas, Brazil and Rio Napo drainage, Loreto, Peru (Ref. 41292). Reported from the upper Amazon River basin, Brazil (Ref. 36692).
 Diagnosis:  Slender body (body depth 6-10% TL versus 11-13) possess 12 pale bands along entire length of body, about as broad as the dark bands on the posterior half of the body, and a thin pale band extending posteroventrally below the eye to the branchial isthmus.
 Biology:  Collected in a whitewater floating meadow of the floodplain in the Tefé region (Ref. 41292).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 08.02.02
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.11.13

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