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Distocyclus conirostris  (Eigenmann & Allen, 1942)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes (Knifefishes) > Sternopygidae (Glass knifefishes)
Etymology: Distocyclus: Greek, distokylos = that has two circles (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic, usually 4 - 28 m (Ref. 96854).   Tropical

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South America: Amazon, Essequibo and Orinoco river basin.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 39524)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 209 - 273. Distocyclus conirostris is distinguished by the combination of the following characters: conical snout; small nasal capsule with the internarial distance equivalent to the diameter of the posterior nostril; endopterygoid without teeth; single tooth row limited to the anterior portion of the dentary; eye covered by skin; teeth completely attached to the ventral surface of the premaxilla; flat surface to the upper lip; anterior margin of the premaxilla in contact with the posterior margin of the upper lip; terminal mouth; one to six teeth on the dentary; absence of teeth associated with the oral valve; half-moon shaped branchiostegal rays; body without eight dark, vertical bands; anal fin with 209-273 rays; scales present on the anterior portion of the dorsal region of the body; tiny, fleshy gill rakers; presence of branched anal-fin rays; 13 or 14 precaudal vertebrae; and scapular foramen present (Ref. 96854).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Usually occurs in floodplain and main river channels at depths of 3.8-28.3 m (Ref. 96854).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Albert, James S. | Collaborators

Dutra, G.M., C.D. de Santana, R.P. Vari and W.B. Wosiacki, 2014. The south American electric glass knifefish genus Distocyclus (Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae): redefinition and revision. Copeia 2014(2):345-354. (Ref. 96854)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00372 (0.00163 - 0.00849), b=2.95 (2.75 - 3.15), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .