Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes
(Knifefishes) > Rhamphichthyidae
Etymology: Rhamphichthys: Greek, rhamphos = bill, peak + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335); heleios: The specific name heleios from the Greek meaning ‘‘dwelling in the marsh,’’ refers to the floodplain
habitats where this species has been collected.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Solimões and Amazon rivers in Brazil upstream of the mouth of the Madeira River; also from a single locality in the Guaporé River in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 99943)
Occurs mostly in floodplains of large rivers, where it is frequently collected together with Rhamphichthys drepanium and R. marmoratus.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Carvalho, T.P. and J.S. Albert, 2015. A new species of Rhamphichthys (Gymnotiformes: Rhamphichthyidae) from the Amazon basin. Copeia 103(1):34-41. (Ref. 99943)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .