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Gymnotus carapo  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 163310

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Carapus fasciatus (Pallas, 1769)
 
    Giton fasciatus (Pallas, 1769)
 
    Gymnotus brachiurus Bloch, 1786
 
    Gymnotus carapus Linnaeus, 1758
 
    Gymnotus fasciatus Pallas, 1769
 
    Gymnotus putaol Lacepède, 1800
 
    Sternopygus carapo (Linnaeus, 1758)
 
    Sternopygus carapus Günther, 1870
 
  Common Name(s): banded knifefish
 
    gymnotid eel
 
    banded knifefish [English]
 
    gymnotid eel [English]
 
       
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  Current Standing: valid  
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                      ClassTeleostei   
                         SuperorderOstariophysi   
                            OrderGymnotiformes   
                               SuborderGymnotoidei  – knife-fishes  
                                  FamilyGymnotidae  – knife-fishes, electric eels, cuchillos, nakedback knifefishes, poissons-couteaux, naked-back knifefishes  
                                     GenusGymnotus Linnaeus, 1758  
                                        SpeciesGymnotus carapo Linnaeus, 1758 – banded knifefish, gymnotid eel, banded knifefish, gymnotid eel  
       

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  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Notes: http://www.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/   
  Reference for: Gymnotus carapo   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
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  Reference for: Gymnotus carapo   
       
  Publication(s):    
  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: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25622932   
  Reference for: Gymnotus carapo   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.   
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
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  Reference for: Gymnotus carapo, banded knifefish   
       

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