Gymnotus


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Gym`no´tus

    (jĭm`nō´tŭs)
n.1.(Zool.) A genus of South American fresh-water fishes, including the Gymnotus electricus, or electric eel. It has a greenish, eel-like body, and is possessed of electric power.
One fearful shock, fearful but momentary, like that from the electric blow of the gymnotus.
- De Quincey.
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However, from 1992 there was an increase in the number of species in the lake, mainly due to the presence of non-native species and more recently to the new records of medium size native species namely Gymnotus sp.
Los resultados de la orientacion espacial de los peces Gymnotus carapo, fueron significativos en 3 de los 4 experimentos realizados (40 sesiones) con una r=0,56.
Gymnotus cylindricus LaMonte, 1935; Gymnotidae: (Pez) Cuchillo (PN, ZN, CA, Ac), (Pez) Navaja (PN, ZN, CA), (Pez) Machete (PN, ZN, CA), Anguila (PN, PS, ZN, CA, VC), Anguila falsa (PN, PS, ZN, CA), Madre de barbudo (ZN, CA), (Pez) Cuchillo redondo (Te).
Es importante resaltar como especies recientemente descritas de sistemas en el departamento de Santander, como Gymnotus ardiai Maldonado-Ocampo & Albert 2004, endemica de la cuenca del rio de Oro, igualmente se encuentra bajo grave peligro por la alteracion de su habitat como resultado de la deforestacion, contaminacion y extraccion de material del lecho del rio.
Growth and first sexual maturation size of Gymnotus carapo (Linnaeus, 1758) in the Lobo reservoir (State of Sao Paulo, Brazil) (Pisces, Gymnotidae).
Estudio histologico do tubo digestivo de Gymnotus carapo Linnaeus, 1758 (Siluriformes, Gymnotoidei, Gymnotidae).
The five extant ostariophysan orders are also covered in the analysis, including all extant gonorynchiform genera: Chanos, Gonorynchus, Phractolaemus, Kneria, Parakneria, Cromeria and Grasseichthys (Gonorynchiformes), Opsariichthys, Barbus, Danio, Cobitis and Catostomus (Cypriniformes), Xenocharax, Distichodus, Citharinus and Brycon (Characiformes), Sternopygus, Gymnotus and Brachyhypopomus (Gymnotiformes) and Diplomystes, Nematogenys, Trichomycterus, Callichthys, Cetopsis, Silurus, Pimelodus, Bagrus and Chrysichthys (Siluriformes).
the role of electrical discharges in the non-reproductive social behavior of Gymnotus carapo (Gymnotidae, Pises).
There were numerous ornamentals that are common in the aquarium trade, including Gymnotus carapo, Eigenmannia trilineatus, Pyrrhulina australis, Otocinclus spp.
When the anatomist John Hunter published his dissections of the torpedo and gymnotus fish (in 1773 and 1775), the anatomical organs for transmitting electricity were laid open.