Common names from other countries
Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes
(Knifefishes) > Apteronotidae
(Ghost knifefishes) > Apteronotinae
Etymology: Apteronotus: Greek, apteros = without wings / (in this cases, fins) + Greek, noton = back (Ref. 45335); lindalvae: Named for Lindalva Sales da Costa Serrão, who has been contributing to the organization of INPA’s fish collection for more than two decades.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Rio Uatumã, at Cachoeiras (waterfalls) do Mirití and Morena in
the Amazon basin, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 33.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91045)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
de Santana, C.D. and C. Cox Fernandes, 2012. A new species of sexually dimorphic electric Knifefish from the Amazon Basin, Brazil (Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae). Copeia 2012(2):283-292. (Ref. 91045)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .