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Apteronotus caudimaculosus  de Santana, 2003

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

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes (Knifefishes) > Apteronotidae (Ghost knifefishes)
Etymology: Apteronotus: Greek, apteros = without wings / (in this cases, fins) + Greek, noton = back (Ref. 45335);  caudimaculosus: From the Latin caudi for tail and maculosus for spots, in reference to the spots on the tail (Ref. 50581).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 50581)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 146 - 154. Two clear bands encircling the caudal peduncle; first caudal band with irregular dark spots throughout its development (Ref. 50581).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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de Santana, C.D., 2003. Apteronotus caudimaculosus n. sp. (Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae), a sexually dimorphic black ghost knifefish from the Pantanal, Western Brazil, with a note on the monophyly of A. albifrons species complex. Zootaxa 252:1-11. (Ref. 50581)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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