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Japigny kirschbaum  Meunier, Jégu & Keith, 2011

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes (Knifefishes) > Sternopygidae (Glass knifefishes)
Etymology: Japigny: Named for the river Japigny, a tributary of Approuague River in French Guiana, where the species was first found. Defined as feminine noun.;  kirschbaum: Named for Dr. Frank Kirschbaum, a specialist of Gymnotiform fishes who has obtained experimental spawning and breeding of several gymnotid species. A noun in apposition.

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: French Guiana in Approuague, Mana and Maroni rivers.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86967)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 132 - 164; Vertebrae: 70 - 82. Can be distinguished by having the following characters: seven to eight dark and clear alternating wide vertical bands on body; a foramen in the scapula; 14-15 precaudal vertebrae; 132-164 anal-fin rays (vs. more than 160 in all known Sternopygids); snout short (less than one third heald length); and mouth subterminal (Ref. 86967).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Caught with Anostomus brevior and Cynopotamus essequibensis (Ref. 86967).

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Meunier, F.J., C. Jégu and P. Keith, 2011. A new genus and species of neotropical electric fish, Japigny kirschbaum (Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae), from French Guiana. Cybium 35(1):47-53. (Ref. 86967)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [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 body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .