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Gymnotus arapaima Albert and Crampton, 2001
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Gymnotus arapaima Albert & Crampton , 2001

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes (Knifefishes) > Gymnotidae (Naked-back knifefishes)
Etymology: Gymnotus: Greek, gymnos = naked (Ref. 45335 ) ;   arapaima: Named for the pirarucu Arapaima gigas (Teleostei: Osteoglossomorpha), referring to the elongate and slightly depressed head, which it resembles. Noun in apposition.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.3 - 7.2.   Subtropical

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South America: Mamirauá lake system, Lago Tefé, and terra firme swamps near the town of Tefé in Central Amazonia.

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