Sternarchella raptor

(Lundberg, Fernandes, Albert and Garcia 1996) Evans, Crampton and Albert 2017



Magosternarchus raptor  Lundberg, Fernandes, Albert and Garcia 1996


Amazon River: freshwater


Jutaí, Japurá, Negro, Branco, Amazonas main channel (Dagosta and de Pinna 2019).


Placed in their Clade C (Sternarchell duccis clade) which comprises of S. duccis and S.raptor by Evans et al. (2017).

Biological Notes

Pigment greatly reduced (Bernt and Albert 2018).

Conservation Status


Key References

Lundberg J.G., Cox Fernandes C., Albert J.S. and Garcia, M. Journal Article 1996 Magosternarchus, a new genus with two new species of electric fishes (Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae) from the Amazon River basin, South America
Reis, R.E., Kullander, S.O. and Ferraris, C.J. Book 2003 Checklist of the freshwater fishes of South and Central America
Crampton, W.G.R. Book Section 2008 Diversity and adaptation in deep-channel Neotropical electric fishes
Crampton, W.G.R. Book Section 2011 An ecological perspective on diversity and distributions
Ivanyisky, S.J. and Albert, J.S. Journal Article 2014 Systematics and biogeography of Sternarchellini (Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae): Diversification of electric fishes in large Amazonian rivers
Tagliacollo, V.A., Bernt, M.J., Craig, J.M., Oliveira, C. and Albert, J.S. Journal Article 2016 Model based total evidence phylogeny of Neotropical electric knife fishes (Teleostei, Gymnotiformes)
Evans, K.M., Crampton, W.G.R. and Albert, J.S. Journal Article 2017 Taxonomic revision of the deep channel electric fish genus Sternarchella (Teleostei: Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae), with descriptions of two new species
Ferraris, C.J., de Santana, C.D. and Vari, R.P. Journal Article 2017 Checklist of Gymnotiformes (Osteichthyes: Ostariophysi) and catalogue of primary types
Bernt, M.J. and Albert, J.S. Book Section 2018 Family Apteronotidae - Ghost knifefishes
Crampton, W.G.R. Journal Article 2019 Electroreception, electrogenesis and electric signal evolution
Bernt, M.J., Tagliacollo, V.A. and Albert, J.S. Journal Article 2019 Molecular phylogeny of the ghost knifefishes (Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae)