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Gymnotus ucamara Crampton, Lovejoy & Albert, 2003

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes (Knifefishes) > Gymnotidae (Naked-back knifefishes)
Etymology: Gymnotus: Greek, gymnos = naked (Ref. 45335);  ucamara: Named for the geological term 'Ucamara Depression' describing the low-lying region between the lower reaches of the Ucayali and Marañon Rivers caused by subsidence in the upper Amazon foreland basin (Ref. 49730).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: known only from the lowland Rio Ucayali basin in Peru.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 49730)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal soft rays: 220 - 245. Color pattern with 18-24 dark brown bands separated by narrow pale interbands which are less than one-third the width of the dark bands (Ref. 49730).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from static, vegetation-choked shallow water (Ref. 49730). Feeds on aquatic invertebrates (Ref. 49730).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Campos-da-Paz, Ricardo | Collaborators

Crampton, W.G.R., N.R. Lovejoy and J.S. Albert, 2003. Gymnotus ucamara: a new species of neotropical electric fish from the Peruvian Amazon (Ostariophysi: Gymnotidae), with notes on ecology and electric organ discharges. Zootaxa 277:1-18. (Ref. 49730)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00178 - 0.01947), b=2.97 (2.71 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.43 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .