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Pariosternarchus amazonensis  Albert & Crampton, 2006

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes (Knifefishes) > Apteronotidae (Ghost knifefishes)
Etymology: Pariosternarchus: Name from the Greek word 'pario' for cheek, referring to the expanded ventrolateral surface of the head, and 'sternarchus', a commonly used name in apteronotid taxonomy.;  amazonensis: Named for the Amazon River.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57730)

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South America: Amazon River channels in Brazil and Peru.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Discharge of its electric organ is unknown. Collected from flooded beaches and deep river channels using seines and trawl nets in the Amazon River, and the mouths of some of its whitewater tributaries(Ref. 57730).

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Albert, J.S. and W.G.R. Crampton, 2006. Pariosternarchus amazonensis: a new genus and species of Neotropical electric fish (Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae) from the Amazon River. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 17(3):267-274.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-2.00000 (nan - nan), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (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 (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.