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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Gymnotiformes
Family: Apteronotidae Ghost knifefishes
Subfamily: Apteronotinae
Genus: Apteronotus

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Max. Length 32.1 cm TL

 
Apteronotus acidops
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South America
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Apteronotus albifrons (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by McKenzie, M.
 
Apteronotus albifrons
[Black ghost]
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Max. Length 30.8 cm TL

 
Apteronotus apurensis
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South America
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Apteronotus bonapartii (Castelnau, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Childs, K.
 
Apteronotus bonapartii
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Max. Length 29 cm TL

 
Apteronotus brasiliensis
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Apteronotus camposdapazi
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Max. Length 28.7 cm TL

 
Apteronotus caudimaculosus
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South America
Max. Length 18.9 cm TL
Apteronotus cuchillejo (Schultz, 1949)

Photo by Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Apteronotus cuchillejo
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South America
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Apteronotus cuchillo Schultz, 1949

Photo by Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Apteronotus cuchillo
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South America
Max. Length 32.8 cm TL
Apteronotus ellisi (Alonso de Arámburu, 1957)

Photo by Photo by Equipe de Ictiologia do Nupélia
 
Apteronotus ellisi
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Max. Length 32 cm SL

 
Apteronotus eschmeyeri
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Max. Length 19.0 cm TL

 
Apteronotus galvisi
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Max. Length 25.3 cm TL

 
Apteronotus jurubidae
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South America
Max. Length 26.9 cm TL
Apteronotus leptorhynchus (Ellis, 1912)

Photo by Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Apteronotus leptorhynchus
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South America
Max. Length 33.3 cm TL
Apteronotus lindalvae de Santana & Cox Fernandes, 2012

Photo by Photo by Cox Fernandes, C.
 
Apteronotus lindalvae
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Max. Length 18 cm TL

 
Apteronotus macrolepis
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No picture found

Max. Length 26 cm TL

 
Apteronotus macrostomus
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South America
Max. Length 129 cm TL
Apteronotus magdalenensis (Miles, 1945)

Photo by Photo by Ospina Pabon, J.G./Agudelo, H.
 
Apteronotus magdalenensis
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Apteronotus magoi
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Max. Length 27.3 cm SL

 
Apteronotus mariae
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Max. Length 22.1 cm TL

 
Apteronotus milesi
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Max. Length 27.2 cm TL

 
Apteronotus rostratus
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Max. Length 27 cm TL

 
Apteronotus spurrellii
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Apteronotus acidops South America 32.1 TL 2011
Apteronotus albifrons Black ghost South America 50 TL 1766
Apteronotus apurensis South America 30.8 TL 1968
Apteronotus bonapartii South America 27 TL 1855
Apteronotus brasiliensis South America 29 TL 1852
Apteronotus camposdapazi South America 2006
Apteronotus caudimaculosus South America 28.7 TL 2003
Apteronotus cuchillejo South America 18.9 TL 1949
Apteronotus cuchillo South America 39 TL 1949
Apteronotus ellisi South America 32.8 TL 1957
Apteronotus eschmeyeri South America 32 SL 2004
Apteronotus galvisi South America 19.0 TL 2007
Apteronotus jurubidae South America 25.3 TL 1944
Apteronotus leptorhynchus South America 26.9 TL 1912
Apteronotus lindalvae South America 33.3 TL 2012
Apteronotus macrolepis South America 18 TL 1881
Apteronotus macrostomus South America 26 TL 1943
Apteronotus magdalenensis South America 129 TL 1945
Apteronotus magoi South America 2006
Apteronotus mariae South America 27.3 SL 1914
Apteronotus milesi South America 22.1 TL 2005
Apteronotus rostratus South America 27.2 TL 1913
Apteronotus spurrellii South America 27 TL 1914



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