Apteronotus baniwa

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Taxonavigation: Gymnotiformes 

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

Familia: Apteronotidae
Genus: Apteronotus
Species: Apteronotus baniwa


Apteronotus baniwa de Santana & Vari, 2013

  • Holotype: AUM 43275.
  • Paratypes: AUM 44075 (1), 43276 (2); MCNG 52994 (3); USNM 406841 (1).

Type locality: Venezuela, Amazonas, Río Orinoco, 147 km east-south-east of San Fernando de Atabapo, 03°18′23"N, 66°36′12"W [1].

Etymology: The species name baniwa is based on the name of the indigenous people whose home territory is in the vicinity of the type-locality for the species.


  • 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.