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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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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6 0.96 2.96 (0.95) Pseudoplatystoma corruscans 1 0.16 Doradidae ** 6 0.96 1.72 (2.43) Auchenipteridae -- -- -- Auchenipterus osteomystax -- -- -- ([dagger]) Trachelyopterus galeatus -- -- -- ([dagger]) Tatia neivai -- -- -- Gymnotiformes -- -- -- Gymnotidae -- -- -- Gymnotus omarorum -- -- -- Brachyhypopomus spp.
O mapeamento foi realizado para especies de importancia economica e ambiental de ecossistemas de floresta tropical muito umida e umida no Amazonas: Gymnotus Carapo (Sarapo) e Cichla sp.
Artoni, "Physical mapping of 5S rDNA in two species of knifefishes: Gymnotus pantanal and Gymnotus paraguensis (Gymnotiformes)," Cytogenetic and Genome Research, vol.
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.
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).