Apteronotus

Carlos David de Santana, 2003, Apteronotus caudimaculosus n. sp. (Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae), a sexually dimorphic black ghost knifefish from the Pantanal, Western Brazil, with a note on the monophyly of the A. albifrons, Zootaxa 252, pp. 1-11: 1

publication ID

z00252p001

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F8968B32-56CC-4502-B6E3-896FDF06684F

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/57E87F7A-E9C9-1826-CF44-CDAE25A132D1

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Thomas

scientific name

Apteronotus
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[[ Apteronotus  ZBK  ]]

Presently, fifteen species are included in the genus Apteronotus  ZBK  . They can be identified by the following features (Albert, 2001): (1) body surface deep brown or black with a white mid-dorsal stripe and white mental and caudal patches; (2) elongate posterior limb of the anguloarticular; (3) surface of cranial bones solid, not pitted; (4) behavior of inhabiting upland streams, small rivers and lagoons; (5) premaxilla gracile, scroll-shaped in adults, with two or fewer teeth.