Gilbertolus maracaiboensis Schultz, 1943
Gilbertolus maracaiboensis
photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.

Family:  Acestrorhynchidae (Smallscale pike characins), subfamily: Roestinae
Max. size:  13.03 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  South America: Lago Maracaibo basin, Venezuela.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 3-4; Anal soft rays: 40-45; Vertebrae: 38-38. The presence of a long thin and up-turned process on the posterosuperior region of the rhinosphenoid is autapomorphic for this species.
Biology:  Inhabits swamps or marshes of the lower reaches of rivers (Ref. 26543).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 19.05.98
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 12.10.12
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 12.06.99

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