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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gymnotiformes
Family: Apteronotidae
Genus: Sternarchogiton
C. H. Eigenmann, 1905

Sternarchogiton is a genus of weakly electric knifefish in the family Apteronotidae, with five known species.[1] They are distinguished from other apteronotid genera by details of the skull and the broad descending blades of the pterygiophores in the anal fin. They are related to the genera Adontosternarchus and Porotergus[2]



  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). Species of Sternarchogiton in FishBase. October 2011 version.
  2. ^ de Santana, C.D.; Crampton, William G. R. (2007). "Revision of The Deep-channel Electric Fish Genus Sternarchogiton (Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae)". Copeia. 2007 (2): 387–402. doi:10.1643/0045-8511(2007)7[387:ROTDEF]2.0.CO;2.