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Gymnotus pedanopterus  Mago-Leccia, 1994

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes (Knifefishes) > Gymnotidae (Naked-back knifefishes)
Etymology: Gymnotus: Greek, gymnos = naked (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 13614)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26457)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal soft rays: 222 - 290; Vertebrae: 96 - 99. Distance between tip of pectoral fin and origin of anal fin less than one pectoral fin length; dark oblique bands on body 18-30 (usually below 30); dark and pale oblique bands with straight borders; greatest body depth 7-11% in total length; eye diameter 33-43% of interocular distance; head length 68-78% of preanal fin distance; maximum scale rows above lateral line 12-13; precaudal vertebrae 31-32; caudal vertebrae 65-67.

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South America: Southern part of Venezuela, including Territorio Amazonas and south of Estado Apure; also known from tributaries of Rio Negro in Brazil.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Mago-Leccia, F., 1994. Electric fishes of the continental waters of America. Fundacion para el Desarrollo de las Ciencias Fisicas, Matematicas y Naturales (FUDECI), Biblioteca de la Academia de Ciencias Fisicas. Matematicas y Naturales, Caracas, Venezuela. vol. 29 . 206 p. (Ref. 26457)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.