Apteronotus ferrarisi

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Taxonavigation: Gymnotiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
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 ferrarisi


Apteronotus ferrarisi de Santana & Vari, 2013

  • Holotype: MCNG 55635.
  • Paratypes: MCNG 54584 (1), 54597 (2), 52077 (1).

Type locality: Venezuela, Yaracuy, Río Yaracuy basin (Caribbean coast), Quebrada Guaquira on Hacienda Guaquira, south-east of El Peñon Reservoir, 10°17′40″N, 68°39′35″W [1].

Etymology: The species name ferrarisi is in honour of Carl J. Ferraris Jr, in recognition of his many contributions to our knowledge of tropical freshwater fishes worldwide and his invaluable assistance to the authors, particularly the second author, over the years.


  • 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.