GYMNOTIFORMES

Matamoros, Wilfredo A., Schaefer, Jacob F. & Kreiser, Brian R., 2009, Annotated checklist of the freshwater fishes of continental and insular Honduras, Zootaxa 2307, pp. 1-38: 11

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.275406

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GYMNOTIFORMES
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GYMNOTIFORMES 

Gymnotidae  . Primary.

Gymnotus cylindricus La Monte, 1935  . Knifefish, pez cuchillo. Native.

Departments: Atlántida, Choluteca, Colón, Comayagua, Cortés, Gracias a Dios, Santa Bárbara and Yoro. Drainages: Atlantic slope: Motagua, Chamelecón, Ulúa, Leán, Cangrejal, Lislis, Aguán, Sico-Tinto, Plátano, Patuca, Warunta and Coco.  Pacific slope: Choluteca.

Remarks: Albert & Miller et al. (1995) stated that G. cylindricus  occurs only in drainages on the Atlantic slope of Central America. However, some of the material they examined in their paper came from localities in the Honduran Pacific slope, wrongly identified as Atlantic slope localities. This material includes: UMMZ 155831, UMMZ 188296, UMMZ 188297 (see Albert & Miller, 1995; Albert et al., 1999; Albert, 2001). Further, Bussing (2002) reported G. cylindricus  from the Yeguare River, a tributary of the Choluteca River, which drains to the Gulf of Fonseca on the Honduran Pacific slope.

Gymnotus maculosus Albert & Miller, 1995  . Spotted knifefish, cuchillo manchado. Native. Departments: Choluteca and Valle. Drainages: Pacific slope: Lempa, Goascorán, Nacaome, Choluteca, and Negro.

Remarks: Albert & Miller (1995) did not include material from Honduras in the description of the species. However, Bussing (2002) and Miller et al. (2005) report a continuous distribution extending from southern México to Costa Rica, including the Honduran Pacific slope.

UMMZ

University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Gymnotiformes

Loc

GYMNOTIFORMES

Matamoros, Wilfredo A., Schaefer, Jacob F. & Kreiser, Brian R. 2009
2009
Loc

Gymnotus maculosus

Albert & Miller 1995
1995