Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes
(Knifefishes) > Rhamphichthyidae
Etymology: Rhamphichthys: Greek, rhamphos = bill, peak + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335); atlanticus: atlanticus to indicate that the Pindaré-Mearim river system delivers directly to the Atlantic Ocean, not to other larger drainage.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: known only from the type locality, Viana Lake, Pindaré-Mearim river system in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 67.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35403)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 0. Anal fin uniform light brown, not hyaline, without dark bars or lines or any other kinds of marks on it. Membranous, wide swim-bladder, with visceral organs overlapping it laterally in part or completely. No caudal fin (Ref. 35403).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Triques, M.L., 1999. Three new species of Rhamphichthys Müller et Troschel, 1846 (Ostariophysi: Gymnnotiformes: Rhamphichthyidae). Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 26:1-6. (Ref. 35403)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00324 (0.00123 - 0.00850), b=3.09 (2.86 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (49 of 100) .