Apteronotus pemon

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Gymnotiformes

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Ostariophysi
Ordo: Gymnotiformes

Familia: Apteronotidae
Genus: Apteronotus
Species: Apteronotus pemon

Name[edit]

Apteronotus pemon de Santana & Vari, 2013

  • Holotype: FMNH 70012.
  • Paratypes: FMNH 121159 (4, 1 c&s).

Type locality: Venezuela, Bolivar, Techiné-meru waterfall, along tributary of Río Caroni, approximately 05°01′N, 62°17′60"W [1].

Etymology: The species name pemon is in reference to the Pemon indigenous group whose traditional lands included much of the Río Caroni basin, which includes the type locality of the species.

References[edit]

  • de Santana, C. D. & Vari, R. P.; 2013: Brown ghost electric fishes of the Apteronotus leptorhynchus species-group (Ostariophysi, Gymnotiformes); monophyly, major clades, and revision. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 168 (3): 564–596.