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Apteronotus milesi  de Santana & Maldonado-Ocampo, 2005

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes (Knifefishes) > Apteronotidae (Ghost knifefishes)
Etymology: Apteronotus: Greek, apteros = without wings / (in this cases, fins) + Greek, noton = back (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Cauca River in Colombia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55976)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 130 - 165. Distinguished from other species of the genus by the following combination of characters: body coloration light brown, with fine black pigment spots distributed over the integument (vs. even coloration or mottled in the remaining members of Apteronotus except for A. mariae). Differs from A. mariae by the lower number of anal-fin rays (130-165 vs. 162-180); and absence of or presence of a single paler band encircling the caudal-fin base (Ref. vs. one or two clear bands) (Ref. 55976).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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de Santana, C.D. and J.A. Maldonado-Ocampo, 2005. Apteronotus milesi, new species of ghost knifefish (Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae) from the Cauca River, with a key to apteronotids from the Magdalena-Cauca basin, Colombia. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 16(3):223-230. (Ref. 55976)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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