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Gymnotus choco  Albert, Crampton & Maldonado-Ocampo, 2003

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes (Knifefishes) > Gymnotidae (Naked-back knifefishes)
Etymology: Gymnotus: Greek, gymnos = naked (Ref. 45335);  choco: Named after the Chocó region on the Pacific slope of Colombia (Ref. 49716).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Río Baudó drainage on the Pacific slope of Colombia, and the Río Atrato, a Caribbean drainage in northern Colombia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 49716)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal soft rays: 210 - 255. Color pattern of obliquely oriented pale-yellow bands which the band-interband margins are irregular and wavy, in which there are one to three inverted Y-shaped (divided ventrally) dark bands in the posterior portion of body (at bands 6-9 from posterior tip of tail), and in which the pale bands do not extend above the lateral line on the anterior 2/3 of body (Ref. 49716).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

Albert, J.S. and W.G.R. Crampton, 2003. Seven new species of the neotropical electric fish Gymnotus (Teleostei, Gymnotiformes) with a redescription of G. carapo (Linnaeus). Zootaxa 287:1-54. (Ref. 49716)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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