Sternarchorhynchus curvirostris — Details

Curvirostris Tube-snouted Ghost Knifefish learn more about names for this taxon

Overview

Comprehensive Description

Sternarchorhynchus curvirostris .

Equador : MCZ 486776, 1, Río Putuno, Tributary of Río Bobonoza, R. Olalla, Oct 1957 .

  • Carlos David de Santana, William G. R. Crampton (2006): Sternarchorhynchus curumim (Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae), a new species of tube-snouted ghost electric knifefish from the lowland Amazon basin, Brazil. Zootaxa 1166, 57-68: 64-64, URL:http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:9F94D386-15AE-424A-88C9-4169AB93DB60
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Sternarchorhynchus cf. curvirostris .

Brazil : Amazonas : INPA 4834, 1, 189, Rio Uatumã , Balbina near of dam, J. Zuanon, et al., 24 Oct 1987 . INPA 11523, 1, 291, Paraná Afoia, 10 Km west of the community ‘mouth of Mamirauá ’, Alvarães , Rio Solimões , 03°2’S64°51’W . INPA 11331, 1, 137, Rio Negro, Lago do Prato, Novo Airão , M. Garcia, 17 Mar 1991 . INPA 19992, 1, 222, Rio Amazonas, Paraná do Tapará , C. Cox-Fernandes, 03 Nov 1992 . Pará : INPA 3931, 2, 170-184, Rio Xingu, Cachoeira de Kaituká , L. R. Py-Daniel & J. Zuanon, 09 Oct 1990 . INPA 3934, 3, 99-130, Rio Xingu, Cachoeira de Kaituká , L. R. Py-Daniel & J. Zuanon, 09 Oct 1990 .

  • Carlos David de Santana, William G. R. Crampton (2006): Sternarchorhynchus curumim (Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae), a new species of tube-snouted ghost electric knifefish from the lowland Amazon basin, Brazil. Zootaxa 1166, 57-68: 64-64, URL:http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:9F94D386-15AE-424A-88C9-4169AB93DB60
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Biology

Curvirostris tube-snouted ghost knifefish.
  • de Santana, C. D. and R.P. Vari 2010 Electric fishes of the genus Sternarchorhynchus (Teleostei, Ostariophysi, Gymnotiformes); phylogenetic and revisionary studies. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 159:223-371. (Ref. 84053)
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Distribution

South America: known from the Río Bobanaza, eastern Ecuador and perhaps from north-eastern Peru.
  • de Santana, C. D. and R.P. Vari 2010 Electric fishes of the genus Sternarchorhynchus (Teleostei, Ostariophysi, Gymnotiformes); phylogenetic and revisionary studies. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 159:223-371. (Ref. 84053)
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Upper Amazon River basin: Brazil, Ecuador and Peru.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

40.6 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36886))
  • Albert, J.S. 2003 Apteronotidae (Ghost knifefishes). p. 497-502. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36886)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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