Evolution of Species and Electric Signal Diversity
in the Neotropical Electric Fish Gymnotus

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Project Publications

This page will post Gymnotus related publications that are generated during the course of this project by senior project members.

Recent contributions by the PIs. Many additional publications by Senior Investigator Angel Caputi and Collaborating Investigator Flora Fernandes-Matioli can be found in the Gymnotus Bibliography.

Albert, J. S., and W. G. R. Crampton. 2001. Five new species of Gymnotus (Teleostei: Gymnotiformes) from an Upper Amazon floodplain, with descriptions of electric organ discharges and ecology. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 12:241-266.

—. 2003. Seven new species of the Neotropical electric fish Gymnotus (Teleostei, Gymnotiformes) with a redescription of G. carapo (Linnaeus). Zootaxa , 287:1-54.

—., W. G. R. Crampton, D. H. Thorsen, and N. R. Lovejoy. 2004. Phylogenetic systematics and historical biogeography of the Neotropical electric fish Gymnotus (Gymnotidae: Teleostei). Systematics and Biodiversity , in press.

—., F. M. D. Fernandes-Matioli, and L. F. de Almeida-Toledo. 1999. New species of Gymnotus (Gymnotiformes, Teleostei) from southeastern Brazil: Toward the deconstruction of Gymnotus carapo . Copeia :410-421.

—., and 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 , 108:662-678.

Crampton, W. G. R., and J. S. Albert. 2003. Redescription of Gymnotu coropinae (Gymnotiformes, Gymnotidae), an often misidentified species of Neotropical electric fish, with notes on natural history and electric signals. Zootaxa, 348:1-20.

—. 2004. Redescription of Gymnotus carapo (Gymnotiformes: Gymnotidae), a rare species of electric fish from the lowland Amazon Basin, with descriptions of osteology, electric sgnals and ecology. Copeia , 2004:525-533.

—., D.H. Thorsen, et al. 2004. Three new species from a diverse and sympatric assemblage of electric fish Gymnotus (Ostariophysi: Gymnotidae) in the lowland Amazon Basin, with notes on ecology. Copeia , in press.

—., and C. D. Hopkins. 2004. Nesting and paternal care in the weakly electric fish Gymnotus (Gymnotiformes: Gymnotidae) with descriptions of larval and adult electric organ discharges of two species. Copeia , in press.

—., N. R. Lovejoy, and J. S. Albert. 2003. Gymnotus ucamara : a new species of Neotropical electric fish from the Peruvian Amazon (Ostariophysi: Gymnotidae), with notes on ecology and electric organ discharges. Zootaxa , 277:1-18.