Gymnotus carapo Linnaeus, Taxonomic (Download Help) Gymnotus carapo TSN Notes: Reference for: Gymnotus carapo, banded knifefish . The banded knife fish Gymnotus carapo is among the most widely distributed, broadly adapted (eurytopic), and phenotypically variable fish species in South. Download scientific diagram | Geographic variation in Gymnotus carapo. from publication: Seven new species of the Neotropical electric fish Gymnotus (Teleo- .

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The strength and details of this pattern varies, both individually and depending on region. Parental care is provided by the male. Gymnoths must be logged in to post a comment. This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.

Like other Gymnotids, it produces a weak electric field using specially-adapted muscle tissue located towards the tail. You can sponsor this page. However, it is not known from deep river channels. Also responds to vibratory stimuli water waves: Summary page Point data Common names Photos.

This gymnotux the fish to survive in polluted or hypoxic oxygen-deficient environments, and also comes in useful when waters recede at the end of the wet season if the fish becomes stranded, for example. This system is used for navigation, finding prey and communicating with other G.


Banded Knifefish

Banded knifefish Old illustrations uppermost showing shape well, lower typical colors Scientific classification Kingdom: A very widespread species in both Central and South America.

Small fish will be eaten, but it can be combined with gtmnotus similarly-sized species in a big enough tank. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Gymnotoidei from Middle America, with a key to species of Gymnotus”. Our results demonstrate significant, but not diagnostic, differences among specimens representing seven new subspecies: Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

This page was last edited on 13 Julyat The male sits on a depression with its gymnohus fin expanded horizontally guarding a cluster of larvae. It also has a modified swimbladder that acts as an accessory breathing organ. More larvae are spread out in leaf litter up to 2 m away Ref.

Entered by Torres, Armi G. Feeds mainly at night on worms, insects e. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Tends to inhabit sluggish or still waters and seems to prefer turbid environments.

A review found that these were insufficient for recognizing the populations as separate species, but did recommend recognizing them as subspecies: The banded knifefish Gymnotus carapo is a species of gymniform knifefish native to a wide range of freshwater habitats in South America.

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Article Tools Print this article. Abstract The banded knife fish Gymnotus carapo is among the most widely distributed, broadly adapted eurytopicand phenotypically variable fish species in South America, with a geographic range of about 14 million km 2from the Llanos of Venezuela to the Pampas of northern Argentina.

Email this article Login required. From Gyymnotus, the free encyclopedia. Estimates of some properties based on models Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Inhabits turbid slow moving or standing waters Ref. Moderate vulnerability 37 of Revision of the polytypic electric fish Gymnotus carapo Gymnotiformes, Teleosteiwith descriptions of seven subspecies.

Feed live and frozen foods such as bloodwormprawns, earthworms, tubifex etc.

Gymnotus carapo Linnaeus, – Gymnote rayé – Présentation

Keywords Pisces, Alpha taxonomy, biodiversity assessment, species delimitation, taxonomic inflation. Native range All suitable habitat. Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: Old illustrations uppermost showing shape well, lower typical colors.

Mouth brooding by males is observed in this species Ref. Email the author Login required. Dried foods are not usually accepted. Retrieved from ” https: