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Gymnotus ucamara  Crampton, Lovejoy & Albert, 2003

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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Gymnotiformes (Knifefishes) > Gymnotidae (Naked-back knifefishes)
Etymology: Gymnotus: Greek, gymnos = naked (Ref. 45335);  ucamara: Named for the geological term 'Ucamara Depression' describing the low-lying region between the lower reaches of the Ucayali and Marañon Rivers caused by subsidence in the upper Amazon foreland basin (Ref. 49730).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; acqua dolce benthopelagico.   Tropical, preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

South America: known only from the lowland Rio Ucayali basin in Peru.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 49730)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 0; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 0; Raggi anali molli: 220 - 245. Color pattern with 18-24 dark brown bands separated by narrow pale interbands which are less than one-third the width of the dark bands (Ref. 49730).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Collected from static, vegetation-choked shallow water (Ref. 49730). Feeds on aquatic invertebrates (Ref. 49730).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Campos-da-Paz, Ricardo | Collaboratori

Crampton, W.G.R., N.R. Lovejoy and J.S. Albert, 2003. Gymnotus ucamara: a new species of neotropical electric fish from the Peruvian Amazon (Ostariophysi: Gymnotidae), with notes on ecology and electric organ discharges. Zootaxa 277:1-18. (Ref. 49730)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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