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Gymnotus melanopleura  Albert & Crampton, 2001

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes (Knifefishes) > Gymnotidae (Naked-back knifefishes)
Etymology: Gymnotus: Greek, gymnos = naked (Ref. 45335);  melanopleura: From the Latin melano meaning dark, and the Greek pleura meaning rib or side, in reference to the dark bands along the lateral body durface. Noun in apposition.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Subtropical, preferred ?

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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).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36692)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

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     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected in a whitewater floating meadow of the floodplain in the Tefé region (Ref. 41292).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Campos-da-Paz, Ricardo | Collaborators

Albert, J.S. and W.G.R. Crampton, 2001. Five new species of Gymnotus (Teleostei: Gymnotiformes) from an upper Amazon floodplain, with descriptions of electric organ discharges and ecology. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 12(3):241-266. (Ref. 41292)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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