Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes
(Knifefishes) > Hypopomidae
Etymology: Steatogenys: Greek, steatos = hard fat + Greek, genys, yos = jaw (Ref. 45335); ocellatus: From the Latin ocellus, diminutive of oculus, eye, in reference to the diagnostic eyelike marking at the pectoral-fin base.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Lago Amaña and Lago Tefe in the Upper Amazon basin of Brazil and also from a single specimen from Rio Itaya, a tributary of the Rio Amazonas near Iquitos, Peru.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 24 - ? cm
Max length : 40.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51263)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 167 - 195. Unique among species of Steatogenys in having very large maximum body size (length to end of anal fin 32 cm); distinct round or oval spot on pectoral-fin base, approximately 1.5 eye widths in diameter; irregular dark blotches on pectoral fin forming a distinct mottled pattern; 15 pectoral-fin rays; relatively many scales over lateral (8-10); relatively many pored lateral line scales to end of anal fin (97-103); relatively few bands on body (6-7) and relatively short caudal appendage in intact specimens (11.4-29.6% TL) (Ref. 51263).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Crampton, W.G.R., D.H. Thorsen and J.S. Albert, 2004. Steatogenys ocellatus: a new species of neotropical electric fish (Gymnotiformes: Hypopomidae) from the lowland Amazon basin. Copeia 2004(1):78-91. (Ref. 51263)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00380 (0.00144 - 0.01003), b=3.06 (2.83 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .