Adontosternarchus nebulosus  Lundberg & Cox Fernandes, 2007

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes (Knifefishes) > Apteronotidae (Ghost knifefishes)
Etymology: Adontosternarchus: Greek, a = without + Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, sternon = chest + Greek, archos = anus (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; depth range 2 - 30 m (Ref. 78211).   Tropical

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South America: Brazilian and Peruvian Amazon.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78211)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 112 - 145. Distinguished from other species of the genus by having the following combination of characters: boldly contrasting color pattern of irregular, dark blotches on the back and sides followed by posteriorly by a long pallid area extending far onto the caudal peduncle; pectoral and anal fins translucent; anal-fin rays 112-154 with mean 133.2; vertebral count to base of last anal-fin ray 52-57 with mean 54.5; a relatively deep body, 21-33% of distance to origin of dorsal filament; body depth below origin of dorsal filament less than or equal to postorbital distance (Ref. 78211).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Reported to feed on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 78211).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Albert, James S. | Collaborators

Lundberg, J.G. and C. Cox Fernandes, 2007. A new species of South American ghost knifefish (Apteronotidae: Adontosternarchus) from the Amazon basin. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila. 156 (1):27-37. (Ref. 78211)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00347 (0.00139 - 0.00867), b=3.09 (2.87 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .