Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > 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. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00363 (0.00172 - 0.00768), b=2.97 (2.78 - 3.16), 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
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100).