Sternarchorhynchus mesensis, Mesensis tube-snouted ghost knifefish

Sternarchorhynchus mesensis Campos-da-Paz, 2000

Mesensis tube-snouted ghost knifefish
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Etymology: Sternarchorhynchus: Greek, sternon = sternon, + Greek, archos = anus + Greek, rhyngchos = snout (Ref. 45335);  mesensis: From "Serra da Mesa", an area in the upper Rio Tocantins region, Brazil.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Écologie

; eau douce benthopélagique; profondeur - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ).   Tropical; 0°C -

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South America: Tocantins River basin.

Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.9 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 36886)

Description synthétique Morphologie | Morphométrie

Épines dorsales (Total): 0; Rayons mous dorsaux (Total): 0; Épines anales 0; Rayons mous anaux: 171 - 189; Vertèbres: 80 - 110. Distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of features: mouth length 5.4-6.4 %HL; postocular distance 36.4-41.0 %HL; pectoral fin length 27.0-35.3 %HL; scales always present above lateral line at anterodorsal region of body, in 11-13 rows above lateral line at midbody; anterior unbranched anal-fin rays 23-28; and a white to yellowish-white (sometimes indistinct) band on frontal portion of head and middorsum; caudal fin with 13-15 rays (Ref. 36352).

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Collected from caves within the São Domingos karst region in the upper portions of the Rio Tocantins basin. The species occur in both subterranean and surface drainages and appears to be well adapted to epigean habitats as indicated by the overall condition and sexual maturity of the individuals from cave habitats (Ref. 84053).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

Référence principale Upload your references | Références | Coordinateur : Albert, James S. | Collaborateurs

de Santana, C. D. and R.P. Vari, 2010. Electric fishes of the genus Sternarchorhynchus (Teleostei, Ostariophysi, Gymnotiformes); phylogenetic and revisionary studies. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 159:223-371. (Ref. 84053)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 124695)

  Non évalué 

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00355 (0.00145 - 0.00871), b=3.06 (2.85 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Niveau trophique (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Résilience
Vulnérabilité (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .