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Brachyhypopomus bennetti  Sullivan, Zuanon & Cox Fernandes, 2013

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes (Knifefishes) > Hypopomidae (Bluntnose knifefishes)
Etymology: Brachyhypopomus: Greek, brachys, eia = short + Greek, hypo = under + Greek, poma, -atos = cover (Ref. 45335);  bennetti: Named for Michael V.L. Bennett of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York, in honor of his pioneering work on electric fish neurophysiology.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Amazon Basin.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94132)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 227 - 255. Electric organ present along caudal filament and along body above anal fin exceedingly deep and visible as large semi-translucent area, occupying approximately 14-17% body depth directly posterior to abdominal cavity; and monophasic, headpositive electric organ discharge (EOD) waveform, approximately 2.1 milliseconds in duration in both sexes at 25°C (Ref. 94132).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Usually found in floating meadow habitats on the margins of the Amazonas/Solimões River and its tributaries. Often collected with Brachyhypopomus walteri (Ref. 94132).

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Sullivan, J.P., J. Zuanon and C. Cox Fernandes, 2013. Two new species and new subgenus of toothed Brachyhypopomus electric knifefishes (Gymnotiformes, Hypopomidae) from the central Amazon and considerations pertaining to the evolution of a monophasic electric organ discharge. Zookeys 327:1-34. (Ref. 94132)

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 = 0.5001   [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 (12 of 100) .