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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How to cite item. Also responds to vibratory stimuli water waves: Small fish will be eaten, but it can be combined with other similarly-sized species in a big enough tank. 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 gymnots avoiding predators in the dark.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. The male sits on a depression with its anal fin expanded horizontally guarding a cluster of larvae.

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Revision of the polytypic electric fish Gymnotus carapo Gymnotiformes, Teleosteiwith descriptions of seven subspecies. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim.


User Username Password Remember me. Large stones and pieces of bogwoodtwisted roots, and live plants all look good. This allows the fish to survive in polluted or hypoxic oxygen-deficient environments, and also comes in useful when waters recede at the end of the wet season if the fish becomes stranded, for example.

Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Subscription Login to verify subscription. Here we assess the structure of phenotypic variation in G.

It also has a modified swimbladder that acts as an accessory breathing organ. This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Tends to inhabit sluggish or still waters and seems to prefer turbid environments.

Gymnotus carapo, Banded knifefish : aquarium

Gymnotus carapo Linnaeus You must be logged in to post a comment. Habitat Tends to inhabit sluggish or still waters and seems gymnotu prefer turbid environments.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Inhabits turbid slow moving or standing waters Ref.

Gymnotoidei from Middle America, with a key to species of Gymnotus”. This makes it the most widespread species of Gymnotus. More larvae are spread out in leaf litter up to 2 m away Ref.


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. Banded knifefish Old illustrations uppermost showing shape well, lower typical colors Scientific classification Kingdom: Entered by Torres, Armi G. Can survive when ditches, canals and small ponds dry out.

Email this article Login required. 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.

Central and South America: Keywords Pisces, Alpha taxonomy, biodiversity assessment, species delimitation, taxonomic inflation. Gymnotidae Weakly electric fish Fish described in Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

A very widespread species in both Central and South America.