from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Brazilian name of Giton fasciatus, a fish of the family Gymnotidæ.
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Recently we studied the karyotype of morphologically indistinguishable samples from five populations of G. carapo sensu stricto from the Eastern Amazon of Brazil.
In this study we use for the first time, whole chromosome probes prepared by FACS of the Gymnotus carapo sensu strictu species, cytotype with 2n = 42.
The new species resembles G. carapo and is distinguished from congeners in the G. carapo group by its unique colour pattern of oblique, dark, unbroken pigment bands along the length of the body, dark band-pairs with wavy, irregular margins, mainly unbranched or incompletely separated, pale inter-bands rarely reaching to the dorsal mid - line on the front half of the body and crescent-shaped in the abdominal area.