Gymnotus omarorum Richer-de-Forges, Crampton & Albert, 2009
photo by Albert, J.S.

Family:  Gymnotidae (Naked-back knifefishes)
Max. size:  28.6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic
Distribution:  South America: Uruguay.
Biology:  Found in submerged stems and roots of aquatic vegetation in lakes and small streams. Its type locality has the following water parameters: electrical conductivity 170-190 µS/cm, pH 7.6-7.8, temperature 23-28°C. Possibly with paternal brood care (Ref. 82430)..
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 16.11.09
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.06.18

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