Freshly collected adult
Freshly collected adult of Gymnotus maculosus in Rio Tempisque [Northwestern Costa Rica]. Photo by Michi Tobler. (13-Mar-2015).




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Gymnotus maculosus Albert & Miller, 1995

Cuchillo; Spotted knifefish.

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Original description as Gymnotus maculosus:


  • Albert, James S & R.R. Miller. 1995. "Gymnotus maculosus, a new species of electric fish (Chordata: Teleostei: Gymnotoidei) from Middle America, with a key to species of Gymnotus". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. v. 108(n. 4), pp. 662-678 (ffm00491)

Conservation: Gymnotus maculosus is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.