Apteronotus pemon

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Taxonavigation: Gymnotiformes 

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

Familia: Apteronotidae
Genus: Apteronotus
Species: Apteronotus pemon


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.


  • 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.