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Eigenmannia virescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gymnotiformes
Family: Sternopygidae
Genus: Eigenmannia
D. S. Jordan & Evermann, 1896
Type species
Sternopygus humboldtii
Steindachner, 1878

Eigenmannia is a genus of fish in the family Sternopygidae native to South America.


There are currently 18 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Peixoto, L.A.W., Dutra, G.M. & Wosiacki, W.B. (2015): The Electric Glass Knifefishes of the Eigenmannia trilineata species-group (Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae): monophyly and description of seven new species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 175 (2): 384–414.
  2. ^ Peixoto, L.A.W. & Wosiacki, W.B. (2016): Eigenmannia besouro, a new species of the Eigenmannia trilineata species-group (Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae) from the rio São Francisco basin, northeastern Brazil. Zootaxa, 4126 (2): 262–270.
  3. ^ Campos-Da-Paz, R. & Queiroz, I.R. (2017): A new species of Eigenmannia Jordan and Evermann (Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae) from the upper rio Paraguai basin. Zootaxa, 4216 (1): 73-84.
  4. ^ Dutra, G.M., Santana, C.D.d., Vari, R.P. & Wosiacki, W.B. (2014): The South American Electric Glass Knifefish Genus Distocyclus (Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae): Redefinition and Revision. Copeia, 2014 (2): 345-354.