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Apteronotus acidops  Triques, 2011

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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);  acidops: The latinized epithet acidops is compounded by the Greek words akidos meaning "point" and ops meaning "face", referring to the very elongated and pointed head morphology of the species.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: Upper rio Paraná basin in Brazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 32.1 cm OT male/unsexed; (Ref. 88927)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 162 - 220. Distinguished from other congeners by the following combination of characters: dorsal snout profile pointed; snout length 46.4 - 63.7 % of head length; oculo-nasal distance 39.2-72.1 % of postocular distance; lateral ethmoid with both dorsal and ventral extremities expanded, strongly oblique in orientation; mouth rictus surpassing vertical through anterior eye margin, including its skin folds, in all ages; dorsal head profile nearly horizontal from a vertical through anus to posterior extremity of occipital bone; absence of mid-dorsal white or clear stripe on head and body anteriorly; chin brown; upper lip clear to a vertical through anterior nostril; transversal unpigmented bar or bars posteriorly on the body absent; flanks brown, darker dorsally and pectoral fin hyaline, with chromatophores over rays (Ref. 88927).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Length type refers to length to the end of anal fin, LEA (Ref. 88927).

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Triques, M.L., 2011. Apteronotus acidops, new species of long snouted electric fish (Teleostei: Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae) from the upper rio Paraná basin in Brazil, with a key to the apteronotid species from the area. Vertebrate Zoology 61(3):299-306 (Ref. 88927)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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=0.00347 (0.00139 - 0.00867), b=3.09 (2.87 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .