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Apionichthys finis  (Eigenmann, 1912)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Achiridae (American soles)
Etymology: Apionichthys: Greek, apion = pear + Greek, ichthys = fish; it also exists "a-pion", no fatty (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Potaro River basin in Essequibo River drainage and middle to upper Amazon basin.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 49504)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 65-73; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 46 - 51; Vertebrae: 32 - 35. Presence of scales on all areas of the head (except nasal area and a very narrow stripe on angle of preopercle in specimens larger than 5 cm SL); absence of a membrane connecting the dorsal, anal and caudal fins; two pelvic fins juxtaposed, enclosed by a single dermal envelope and positioned on the medial ventral line of the body (Ref. 49504).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Ramos, Robson T.C. | Collaborators

Ramos, R.T.C., 2003. Systematic review of Apionichthys (Pleuronectiformes: Achiridae), with description of four new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 14(2):97-126. (Ref. 49504)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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