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Moenkhausia  Eigenmann, 1903
Taxonomic Serial No.: 162985

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  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 ŕ nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderCharaciformes  – piranhas, leporins, piranhas  
                               FamilyCharacidae  – American characins, characins, tetras, carácidos, characins, charicidés, tétras  
                                  GenusMoenkhausia Eigenmann, 1903  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Moenkhausia affinis Steindachner, 1915  
                                     Species Moenkhausia agnesae Géry, 1965  
                                     Species Moenkhausia atahualpiana (Fowler, 1907)  
                                     Species Moenkhausia barbouri Eigenmann, 1908  
                                     Species Moenkhausia bonita Benine, Castro and Sabino, 2004  
                                     Species Moenkhausia browni Eigenmann, 1909  
                                     Species Moenkhausia ceros Eigenmann, 1908  
                                     Species Moenkhausia chrysargyrea (Günther, 1864)  
                                     Species Moenkhausia collettii (Steindachner, 1882) – colletti tetra, colletti tetra 
                                     Species Moenkhausia comma Eigenmann, 1908  
                                     Species Moenkhausia copei (Steindachner, 1882)  
                                     Species Moenkhausia costae (Steindachner, 1907)  
                                     Species Moenkhausia cotinho Eigenmann, 1908  
                                     Species Moenkhausia crisnejas Pearson in Eigenmann and Myers, 1929  
                                     Species Moenkhausia dichroura (Kner, 1858)  
                                     Species Moenkhausia diktyota Lima and Toledo-Piza, 2001  
                                     Species Moenkhausia doceana (Steindachner, 1877)  
                                     Species Moenkhausia dorsinuda Zarske and Géry, 2002  
                                     Species Moenkhausia eigenmanni Géry, 1964  
                                     Species Moenkhausia georgiae Géry, 1965  
                                     Species Moenkhausia gracilima Eigenmann, 1908  
                                     Species Moenkhausia grandisquamis (Müller and Troschel, 1845)  
                                     Species Moenkhausia hasemani Eigenmann, 1917  
                                     Species Moenkhausia hemigrammoides Géry, 1965  
                                     Species Moenkhausia inrai Géry, 1992  
                                     Species Moenkhausia intermedia Eigenmann, 1908  
                                     Species Moenkhausia jamesi Eigenmann, 1908  
                                     Species Moenkhausia justae Eigenmann, 1908  
                                     Species Moenkhausia lata Eigenmann, 1908  
                                     Species Moenkhausia latissima Eigenmann, 1908  
                                     Species Moenkhausia lepidura (Kner, 1858)  
                                     Species Moenkhausia levidorsa Benine, 2002  
                                     Species Moenkhausia lopezi Britski and Silimon, 2001  
                                     Species Moenkhausia loweae Géry, 1992  
                                     Species Moenkhausia margitae Zarske and Géry, 2001  
                                     Species Moenkhausia megalops (Eigenmann in Eigenmann and Ogle, 1907)  
                                     Species Moenkhausia melogramma Eigenmann, 1908  
                                     Species Moenkhausia metae Eigenmann, 1922  
                                     Species Moenkhausia miangi Steindachner, 1915  
                                     Species Moenkhausia moisae Gery, Planquette and Le Bail, 1995  
                                     Species Moenkhausia naponis Böhlke, 1958  
                                     Species Moenkhausia newtoni Travassos, 1964  
                                     Species Moenkhausia nigromarginata Costa, 1994  
                                     Species Moenkhausia oligolepis (Günther, 1864)  
                                     Species Moenkhausia orteguasae Fowler, 1943  
                                     Species Moenkhausia ovalis (Günther, 1868)  
                                     Species Moenkhausia phaeonota Fink, 1979  
                                     Species Moenkhausia pittieri Eigenmann, 1920 – diamond characin, diamond characin, Pittier's tetra 
                                     Species Moenkhausia pyrophthalma Costa, 1994  
                                     Species Moenkhausia robertsi Géry, 1964  
                                     Species Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae (Steindachner, 1907) – yellow-banded moenkhausia, yellow-banded moenkhausia 
                                     Species Moenkhausia shideleri Eigenmann, 1909  
                                     Species Moenkhausia simulata (Eigenmann in Pearson, 1924)  
                                     Species Moenkhausia surinamensis Géry, 1965  
                                     Species Moenkhausia takasei Géry, 1964  
                                     Species Moenkhausia tergimacula Lucena and Lucena, 1999  
                                     Species Moenkhausia tridentata Holly, 1929  
                                     Species Moenkhausia xinguensis (Steindachner, 1882)  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Moenkhausia   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Moenkhausia   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Moenkhausia   

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