Title

On Apteronotus magdalenensis (Miles, 1945) (Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae): a poorly known species endemic to the rio Magdalena basin, Colombia

Authors

Authors

J. A. Maldonado-Ocampo; C. D. de Santana;W. G. R. Crampton

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Neotrop. Ichthyol.

Keywords

Distribution; Endemism; Taxonomy; Trans-Andean; Ubidia; COMMUNICATION SIGNALS; ELECTRIC KNIFEFISH; GHOST KNIFEFISH; OSTARIOPHYSI; FISHES; RIVER; Zoology

Abstract

Based on the examination of the two available paratypes and recently collected material, we present new data and information on the electric knifefish Apteronotus magdalenensis, a species endemic to the rio Magdalena-Cauca basin in Colombia. Since Miles' description in 1945, this species was not collected until recent field work at the Torrents of Honda and additional localities. We present data on the external morphology, morphometrics, pigmentation and electric organ discharges (EODs), of A. magdalenensis. We also review its distribution, ecology and conservation status.

Journal Title

Neotropical Ichthyology

Volume

9

Issue/Number

3

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

505

Last Page

514

WOS Identifier

WOS:000295959300005

ISSN

1679-6225

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