Brachyhypopomus pinnicaudatus

The Brachyhypopomus pinnicaudatus lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Brachyhypopomus pinnicaudatus Hopkins 1991 coastal swamp in French Guiana, 3.5 km northwest of Kourou. OTHER COMMON NAMES French: Poisson-couteau; Creole/French: Poson-sab, bloblo; Portuguese: Tuvira, itui. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS These fishes range in size from 4. More

The electric organ discharge of Brachyhypopomus pinnicaudatus was studied by recording (1) the discharge field potentials in water at different conductivities and temperatures and (2) the spatiotemporal pattern of electromotive forces of the equivalent source. More

Brachyhypopomus pinnicaudatus is described for the first time. The male had a paired, lobular testis of the unrestricted spermatogonial type, and females a paired saccular cystovary. More

gymnotiform Brachyhypopomus pinnicaudatus over the course of 1 h. Applied to single electrocytes in vitro, ACTH increases μEOD amplitude and duration within minutes by differentially modulating the action potentials of the two excitable membranes of the electrocyte and changing the timing of these two spikes. More

Brachyhypopomus pinnicaudatus (pulse-type weakly electric fish) is a gregarious species that displays reproductive behavior and agonistic encounters between males only during the breeding season. More

Common names

Asapalipi in Carib
Asapalipi in Galibi
Bloblo in Creole, French
Bloblo in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Booboo in Creoles and Pidgins, English
Booboo in Djuka
Itui in Portuguese (Português)
Kwaliminen in South American Indian (Other)
Kwaliminen in Wayana
Molokisi in Oyampi
Molokisi in South American Indian (Other)
Poisson-couteau in French (français)
Poson-sab in Creole, French
Poson-sab in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Pounoup in Palicur
Saprapi in Creoles and Pidgins, English
Saprapi in Saramaccan
Tuvira in Portuguese (Português)
鰭尾短身電鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
鳍尾短身电鳗 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Gymnotiformes
Family : Hypopomidae
Genus : Brachyhypopomus
Species : Brachyhypopomus pinnicaudatus
Authority : Hopkins, 1991