Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes
(Knifefishes) > Sternopygidae
Etymology: Distocyclus: Greek, distokylos = that has two circles (Ref. 45335); guchereauae: Named for Miss Corinne Guchereau.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Litany and Tampoc rivers, Maroni drainage in French Guiana.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 33.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97632)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 184 - 187;
Vertebrae: 56 - 84. Distocyclus guchereauae is distinguished by having grey color with several longitudinal lightly dark lines and the lowest being regularly striped, 13-14 precaudal vertebrae, 184-187 anal-fin rays in the undamaged specimens, a triangular head with a snout short (less than one third of the head length), a terminal mouth and the anus located straight below the eyes (Ref. 97632).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Meunier, F.J., M. Jégu and P. Keith, 2014. Distocyclus guchereauae a new species of Neotropical electric fish, (Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae), from French Guiana. Cybium 38(3):223-230. (Ref. 97632)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
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
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00363 (0.00169 - 0.00782), b=2.96 (2.77 - 3.15), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .