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Family: Apteronotidae Ghost knifefishes



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88 species (see list below)

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Photo by Luckenbill, K.

South America
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Adontosternarchus balaenops (Cope, 1878)

Photo by Luckenbill, K.
 
Adontosternarchus balaenops
[]

Photo by Luckenbill, K.

South America
Max. Length 18.6 cm TL
Adontosternarchus clarkae Mago-Leccia, Lundberg & Baskin, 1985

Photo by Luckenbill, K.
 
Adontosternarchus clarkae
[]

Photo by Luckenbill, K.

South America
Max. Length 18.6 cm TL
Adontosternarchus devenanzii Mago-Leccia, Lundberg & Baskin, 1985

Photo by Luckenbill, K.
 
Adontosternarchus devenanzii
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 18.5 cm TL

 
Adontosternarchus duartei
[]

Photo by Sabaj-Perez, M.

South America
Max. Length 21.8 cm TL
Adontosternarchus nebulosus Lundberg & Cox Fernandes, 2007

Photo by Sabaj-Perez, M.
 
Adontosternarchus nebulosus
[]

Photo by Luckenbill, K.

South America
Max. Length 32.2 cm TL
Adontosternarchus sachsi (Peters, 1877)

Photo by Luckenbill, K.
 
Adontosternarchus sachsi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 32.1 cm OT

 
Apteronotus acidops
[]

Photo by McKenzie, M.

South America
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Apteronotus albifrons (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by McKenzie, M.
 
Apteronotus albifrons
[Black ghost]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 30.8 cm TL

 
Apteronotus apurensis
[]

Photo by Childs, K.

South America
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Apteronotus bonapartii (Castelnau, 1855)

Photo by Childs, K.
 
Apteronotus bonapartii
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 29 cm TL

 
Apteronotus brasiliensis
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Apteronotus camposdapazi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 28.7 cm TL

 
Apteronotus caudimaculosus
[]

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.

South America
Max. Length 18.9 cm TL
Apteronotus cuchillejo (Schultz, 1949)

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Apteronotus cuchillejo
[]

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.

South America
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Apteronotus cuchillo Schultz, 1949

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Apteronotus cuchillo
[]

Photo by Equipe de Ictiologia do Nupélia

South America
Max. Length 32.8 cm TL
Apteronotus ellisi (Alonso de Arámburu, 1957)

Photo by Equipe de Ictiologia do Nupélia
 
Apteronotus ellisi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 30.4 cm TL

 
Apteronotus eschmeyeri
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 19.0 cm TL

 
Apteronotus galvisi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 25.3 cm TL

 
Apteronotus jurubidae
[]

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.

South America
Max. Length 26.9 cm TL
Apteronotus leptorhynchus (Ellis, 1912)

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Apteronotus leptorhynchus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 33.3 cm TL

 
Apteronotus lindalvae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 18 cm TL

 
Apteronotus macrolepis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 26 cm TL

 
Apteronotus macrostomus
[]

Photo by Ospina Pabon, J.G./Agudelo, H.

South America
Max. Length 129 cm TL
Apteronotus magdalenensis (Miles, 1945)

Photo by Ospina Pabon, J.G./Agudelo, H.
 
Apteronotus magdalenensis
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Apteronotus magoi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 20.4 cm TL

 
Apteronotus mariae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 22.1 cm TL

 
Apteronotus milesi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 27.2 cm TL

 
Apteronotus rostratus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 27 cm TL

 
Apteronotus spurrellii
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 33.9 cm TL

 
Compsaraia compsus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 22.6 cm SL

 
Compsaraia samueli
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 22.6 cm TL

 
Magosternarchus duccis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 19.9 cm TL

 
Magosternarchus raptor
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 23.8 cm TL

 
Megadontognathus cuyuniense
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Megadontognathus kaitukaensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 44 cm TL

 
Orthosternarchus tamandua
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 38.1 cm TL

 
Parapteronotus hasemani
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 15.2 cm SL

 
Pariosternarchus amazonensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 30.8 cm TL

 
Platyurosternarchus crypticus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Platyurosternarchus macrostomus
[]
No picture found
Known from the main chann
Max. Length 18.4 cm TL

 
Porotergus duende
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 24 cm TL

 
Porotergus gimbeli
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 85 cm TL

 
Porotergus gymnotus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 18.5 cm TL

 
Sternarchella calhamazon
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 25.3 cm TL

 
Sternarchella curvioperculata
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Sternarchella orthos
[]

Photo by Mensch, R.

South America
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Sternarchella schotti (Steindachner, 1868)

Photo by Mensch, R.
 
Sternarchella schotti
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Sternarchella sima
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 22.4 cm TL

 
Sternarchella terminalis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 21.4 cm TL

 
Sternarchogiton labiatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 25 cm TL

 
Sternarchogiton nattereri
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Sternarchogiton porcinum
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 21.7 cm SL

 
Sternarchogiton preto
[]
No picture found
The single known sample o
Max. Length 17.8 cm TL

 
Sternarchogiton zuanoni
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 45.5 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhamphus muelleri
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus axelrodi
[Axelrod’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 26.1 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus britskii
[Britski’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 22.6 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus caboclo
[Cabocolo tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 16.4 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus chaoi
[Chao’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 33.1 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus cramptoni
[Crampton’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 18.1 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus curumim
[Curumim tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 40.6 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus curvirostris
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 20.1 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus freemani
[Freeman’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus galibi
[Galibi tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 15.2 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus gnomus
[Gnomus tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 30.6 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus goeldii
[Goeldi’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 24.9 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus hagedornae
[Hagedorn’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 24.6 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus higuchii
[Higuchi’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 22.2 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus inpai
[Inpa tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus jaimei
[Jamei’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 19.7 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus kokraimoro
[Kokraimoro tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 19.2 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus mareikeae
[Mareike’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 27.8 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus marreroi
[Marrero’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 19.2 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus mendesi
[Mendes’ tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 24.9 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus mesensis
[Mesensis tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 25.8 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus montanus
[Montanus tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 54 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus mormyrus
[Mormyrus tube-snouted ghost knifefish]

Photo by Yuri Hooker/WWF-OPP

South America
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Sternarchorhynchus oxyrhynchus (Müller & Troschel, 1849)

Photo by Yuri Hooker/WWF-OPP
 
Sternarchorhynchus oxyrhynchus
[Oxyrhynchus tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 38.2 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus retzeri
[Retzer’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 41.7 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus roseni
[Rosen’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.6 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus schwassmanni
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 16.9 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus severii
[Severi’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 37.4 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus starksi
[Stark’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 22.9 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus stewarti
[Stewart’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 31 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus taphorni
[Taphorn’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 13.6 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus villasboasi
[Villasboas’ tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 28 cm TL

 
Sternarchorhynchus yepezi
[Yepez’ tube-snouted ghost knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 19.6 cm TL

 
Tembeassu marauna
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88 Species of Family Apteronotidae
(Ghost knifefishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1878 Adontosternarchus balaenops South America 25 TL
1985 Adontosternarchus clarkae South America 18.6 TL
1985 Adontosternarchus devenanzii South America 18.6 TL
2012 Adontosternarchus duartei South America 18.5 TL
2007 Adontosternarchus nebulosus South America 21.8 TL
1877 Adontosternarchus sachsi South America 32.2 TL
2011 Apteronotus acidops South America 32.1 OT
1766 Apteronotus albifrons Black ghost South America 50 TL
1968 Apteronotus apurensis South America 30.8 TL
1855 Apteronotus bonapartii South America 27 TL
1852 Apteronotus brasiliensis South America 29 TL
2006 Apteronotus camposdapazi South America
2003 Apteronotus caudimaculosus South America 28.7 TL
1949 Apteronotus cuchillejo South America 18.9 TL
1949 Apteronotus cuchillo South America 39 TL
1957 Apteronotus ellisi South America 32.8 TL
2004 Apteronotus eschmeyeri South America 30.4 TL
2007 Apteronotus galvisi South America 19.0 TL
1944 Apteronotus jurubidae South America 25.3 TL
1912 Apteronotus leptorhynchus South America 26.9 TL
2012 Apteronotus lindalvae South America 33.3 TL
1881 Apteronotus macrolepis South America 18 TL
1943 Apteronotus macrostomus South America 26 TL
1945 Apteronotus magdalenensis South America 129 TL
2006 Apteronotus magoi South America
1914 Apteronotus mariae South America 20.4 TL
2005 Apteronotus milesi South America 22.1 TL
1913 Apteronotus rostratus South America 27.2 TL
1914 Apteronotus spurrellii South America 27 TL
1994 Compsaraia compsus South America 33.9 TL
2009 Compsaraia samueli South America 22.6 SL
1996 Magosternarchus duccis South America 22.6 TL
1996 Magosternarchus raptor South America 19.9 TL
1994 Megadontognathus cuyuniense South America 23.8 TL
1999 Megadontognathus kaitukaensis South America 16 TL
1898 Orthosternarchus tamandua South America 44 TL
1913 Parapteronotus hasemani South America 38.1 TL
2006 Pariosternarchus amazonensis South America 15.2 SL
2009 Platyurosternarchus crypticus South America 30.8 TL
1870 Platyurosternarchus macrostomus South America 40 TL
2010 Porotergus duende Known from the main chann 18.4 TL
1912 Porotergus gimbeli South America 24 TL
1912 Porotergus gymnotus South America 85 TL
2013 Sternarchella calhamazon South America 18.5 TL
1968 Sternarchella curvioperculata South America 25.3 TL
1994 Sternarchella orthos South America 30 TL
1868 Sternarchella schotti South America 40 TL
1913 Sternarchella sima South America 40 TL
1942 Sternarchella terminalis South America 22.4 TL
2007 Sternarchogiton labiatus South America 21.4 TL
1868 Sternarchogiton nattereri South America 25 TL
1942 Sternarchogiton porcinum South America 30 TL
2007 Sternarchogiton preto South America 21.7 SL
2010 Sternarchogiton zuanoni The single known sample o 17.8 TL
1881 Sternarchorhamphus muelleri South America 45.5 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus axelrodi Axelrod’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 60 TL
2000 Sternarchorhynchus britskii Britski’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 26.1 TL
2006 Sternarchorhynchus caboclo Cabocolo tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 22.6 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus chaoi Chao’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 16.4 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus cramptoni Crampton’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 33.1 TL
2006 Sternarchorhynchus curumim Curumim tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 18.1 TL
1887 Sternarchorhynchus curvirostris South America 40.6 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus freemani Freeman’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 20.1 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus galibi Galibi tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 20 TL
2006 Sternarchorhynchus gnomus Gnomus tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 15.2 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus goeldii Goeldi’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 30.6 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus hagedornae Hagedorn’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 24.9 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus higuchii Higuchi’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 24.6 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus inpai Inpa tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 22.2 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus jaimei Jamei’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 20 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus kokraimoro Kokraimoro tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 19.7 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus mareikeae Mareike’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 19.2 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus marreroi Marrero’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 27.8 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus mendesi Mendes’ tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 19.2 TL
2000 Sternarchorhynchus mesensis Mesensis tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 24.9 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus montanus Montanus tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 25.8 TL
1868 Sternarchorhynchus mormyrus Mormyrus tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 54 TL
1849 Sternarchorhynchus oxyrhynchus Oxyrhynchus tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 47 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus retzeri Retzer’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 38.2 TL
1994 Sternarchorhynchus roseni Rosen’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 41.7 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus schwassmanni South America 11.6 TL
2006 Sternarchorhynchus severii Severi’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 16.9 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus starksi Stark’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 37.4 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus stewarti Stewart’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 22.9 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus taphorni Taphorn’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 31 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus villasboasi Villasboas’ tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 13.6 TL
2010 Sternarchorhynchus yepezi Yepez’ tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 28 TL
1998 Tembeassu marauna South America 19.6 TL



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