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Taxonomic Serial No.: 622318

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subfamily  
  Synonym(s): Melanostomiidae
  Common Name(s): scaleless dragonfishes [English]
    scaleless black dragonfishes [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                                  FamilyStomiidae  – dragons à écailles, peces demonios, dragonfishes, scaly dragonfishes, barbeled dragonfishes  
                                     SubfamilyMelanostomiinae  – scaleless dragonfishes, scaleless black dragonfishes  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Genus Bathophilus Giglioli, 1882  
                                        Genus Chirostomias Regan and Trewavas, 1930  
                                        Genus Diplostomias Kotthaus, 1967  
                                        Genus Echiostoma Lowe, 1843  
                                        Genus Eustomias Vaillant in Filhol, 1884  
                                        Genus Flagellostomias Parr, 1927  
                                        Genus Grammatostomias Goode and Bean, 1896  
                                        Genus Leptostomias Gilbert, 1905  
                                        Genus Melanostomias Brauer, 1902  
                                        Genus Odontostomias Norman, 1930  
                                        Genus Opostomias Günther, 1887  
                                        Genus Parabathophilus Matallanas, 1984  
                                        Genus Photonectes Günther, 1887  
                                        Genus Tactostoma Bolin, 1939  
                                        Genus Thysanactis Regan and Trewavas, 1930  
                                        Genus Trigonolampa Regan and Trewavas, 1930  
                                      SubfamilyMelanostomiinae  incertae sedis  
    Children with Uncertain Position:  
                                        Genus Bathysphaera Beebe, 1932  
                                        Genus Pachystomias Günther, 1887  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Harold, A. S. / Carpenter, Kent E., and Volker H. Niem, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title: Melanostomiidae: Scaleless dragonfishes (scaleless black dragonfishes)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes: The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific, vol. 3: Batoid fishes, chimaeras and Bony fishes, part 1 (Elopidae to Linophrynidae)   
  Page(s): 1911-1913   
  Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations   
  Publication Place: Rome, Italy   
  ISBN/ISSN: 92-5-104302-7, 1020-6868  
  Reference for: scaleless black dragonfishes[English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.  
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
  Reference for: Melanostomiinae   

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