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Steatogenys ocellatus  Crampton, Thorsen & Albert, 2004

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

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes (Knifefishes) > Hypopomidae (Bluntnose knifefishes)
Etymology: Steatogenys: Greek, steatos = hard fat + Greek, genys, yos = jaw (Ref. 45335);  ocellatus: From the Latin ocellus, diminutive of oculus, eye, in reference to the diagnostic eyelike marking at the pectoral-fin base.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Lago Amaña and Lago Tefe in the Upper Amazon basin of Brazil and also from a single specimen from Rio Itaya, a tributary of the Rio Amazonas near Iquitos, Peru.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 24 - ? cm
Max length : 40.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51263)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 167 - 195. Unique among species of Steatogenys in having very large maximum body size (length to end of anal fin 32 cm); distinct round or oval spot on pectoral-fin base, approximately 1.5 eye widths in diameter; irregular dark blotches on pectoral fin forming a distinct mottled pattern; 15 pectoral-fin rays; relatively many scales over lateral (8-10); relatively many pored lateral line scales to end of anal fin (97-103); relatively few bands on body (6-7) and relatively short caudal appendage in intact specimens (11.4-29.6% TL) (Ref. 51263).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

Crampton, W.G.R., D.H. Thorsen and J.S. Albert, 2004. Steatogenys ocellatus: a new species of neotropical electric fish (Gymnotiformes: Hypopomidae) from the lowland Amazon basin. Copeia 2004(1):78-91. (Ref. 51263)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

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 (0.00141 - 0.00976), b=3.06 (2.83 - 3.29), 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 vulnerability (21 of 100) .