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Apionichthys rosai  Ramos, 2003

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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);  rosai: Named after Ricardo de Sousa Rosa, from Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Paraíba, Brazil.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: lower to upper Amazon basin.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 49504)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 44-56; Anal soft rays: 46 - 49; Vertebrae: 35 - 36. Lacks a gill opening on the eyed side; having 2 or 3 series of scales with rounded posterior margin and larger than other trunk scales along dorsal, anal and pelvic fin bases on the eyed side. Similar to Apionichthys asphyxiatus in the absence of a gill opening on the eyed side, but differs in its larger interorbital space that is 2 to 4 times the orbital diameter (vs. interorbital space half the orbital diameter).

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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