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Adontosternarchus duartei  de Santana & Vari, 2012

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes (Knifefishes) > Apteronotidae (Ghost knifefishes)
Etymology: Adontosternarchus: Greek, a = without + Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, sternon = chest + Greek, archos = anus (Ref. 45335);  duartei: Named for Cleber Duarte of INPA who collected the vast majority of the specimens that served as the basis for this description.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 8 - 22 m (Ref. 91753).   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Rio Purus system in the central portions of the Amazon basin in Brazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91753)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 162 - 171. Distinguished from other congeners by having the following combination of characters: nearly even brown body pigmentation; presence of an unpigmented, median, longitudinal stripe on the chin and snout; mid-dorsal electroreceptive filament extending to, or one scale beyond, the vertical through the base of the last anal-fin ray; tail depth 7.7-15.2% of CL; caudal length 16.2-24.4% of LEA; pectoral fin hyaline at the base and dark distally; anal fin hyaline at the base and dark distally; 162-171 anal-fin rays; head length 12.1-18.2% of LEA; head depth 10.9-15.8% of LEA; pectoral-fin length 10.6-13.3% of LEA; prepectoral- fin distance 11.6-16.4% of LEA; greatest body depth 15.3-19.3% of LEA (Ref. 91753).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from white water in main river and close to beaches along the river margin (Ref. 91753).

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de Santana, C.D. and R.P. Vari, 2012. New species of Adontosternarchus (Gymnotiformes, Apteronotidae) from the Rio Purus Basin, Brazil. Copeia 2012(3):535-540. (Ref. 91753)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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