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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 banded knifefish Gymnotus carapo is a species of gymniform knifefish native to a wide range of freshwater habitats in South America. You can sponsor this page. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Males provide parental care in nests excavated for eggs and larvae Ref.

There are also some morphometric variations depending on location. Views Read Edit View history. With these, the fish can sense the tiniest of movements as the field around it is disturbed, and navigate in total darkness, useful skills when hunting prey or avoiding predators in the dark. 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.

Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Shows auditory abilities, responding best to a frequency of Hz, with an upper limit above Hz Ref. Ctenobrycon and Curimata and plant matter Ref. More larvae are spread out in leaf litter up to 2 m away Ref. This page was last edited on 13 Julyat Feed live and frozen foods such as bloodwormprawns, earthworms, tubifex etc. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. This makes it the most widespread species of Gymnotus.

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Retrieved from ” https: Add your observation in Fish Watcher Native range All suitable habitat This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Cxrapo Tends to inhabit sluggish or still waters and seems to prefer turbid environments. 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.

Tends to inhabit sluggish or still waters and seems to prefer turbid environments. However, it is not known from deep river channels. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. This species, as with all Gymnotiformes, is an electric fish that has the capability to generate weak electric charges, and then measure the disturbance in the field of electricity created.

Mouth brooding by males is observed in this species Ref. Sign our Guest Book. Native range All suitable habitat. Possible tankmates include large, robust cichlids such as Cichla or Geophagus sp.

Old illustrations uppermost showing shape well, lower typical colors. Gymnotoidei from Middle America, with a key to species of Gymnotus”.

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Found also in shallow edges of streams Ref. Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: Moderate vulnerability 37 of Here we assess the structure of phenotypic variation in G.

The male takes care of the young by mouth broodingand making and watching over a “nest”, a depression in the bottom where the female lays the eggs. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Article Tools Print this article.

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Email this article Login required. Banded knifefish Old illustrations uppermost showing shape well, lower typical colors Scientific classification Kingdom: We use multivariate statistics to quantify phenotypic differences within and among subspecies and species in aspects of pigmentation, caliper-based morphometrics, geometric morphometrics, meristics, and osteology.

A very widespread species in both Central and South America.

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Uses its long anal fin for locomotion. It breeds during the wet season and is a paternal mouthbrooder with the male also building a nest, in which he broods and protects the eggs and fry.

Inhabits turbid slow moving or standing waters Ref. You must be logged in to post a comment. The genus Gymnotus has undergone considerable taxonomic revision in recent years, with over 20 new species being described sinceincluding several that were originally considered to be G.

Email the author Login required. Relationship between EOD pattern and agonistic behavior in this species has been demonstrated Refs.

This system is used for navigation, finding prey and communicating with other G. Gymnotus carapo Linnaeus Subscription Login to verify subscription. It also has a modified swimbladder that acts as an accessory breathing organ. This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Gymnotidae Weakly electric fish Fish described in Keywords Pisces, Alpha taxonomy, biodiversity assessment, species delimitation, taxonomic inflation.

Also responds to vibratory stimuli water waves: