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Gymnotus omarorum  Richer-de-Forges, Crampton & Albert, 2009

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes (Knifefishes) > Gymnotidae (Naked-back knifefishes)
Etymology: Gymnotus: Greek, gymnos = naked (Ref. 45335);  omarorum: Named for Omar Macadar and Omar Trujillo-Cenoz, pioneers in the anatomical and physiological study of electrogenesis in Gymnotus.

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Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Uruguay.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in submerged stems and roots of aquatic vegetation in lakes and small streams. Its type locality has the following water parameters: electrical conductivity 170-190 µS/cm, pH 7.6-7.8, temperature 23-28°C. Possibly with paternal brood care (Ref. 82430)..

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Richer-de-Forges, M.M., W.G.R. Crampton and J.S. Albert, 2009. A new species of Gymnotus (Gymnotiformes, Gymnotidae) from Uruguay: description of a model species in neurophysiological research. Copeia 2009(3):538-544. (Ref. 82430)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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