Porotergus gymnotus Ellis, 1912
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Family:  Apteronotidae (Ghost knifefishes), subfamily: Apteronotinae
Max. size:  85 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Guianas and Amazon River basin.
Biology:  Rare and little is know of its biology. Occurs in rapidly flowing water over a sandy bottom together with Leporinus granti, L. maculatus and Crenicichla multispinosa. Its dispersed capture suggests a solitary behavior (Ref. 12225).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 16.12.97
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 31.07.08

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