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Taxonomic Serial No.: 163326

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Common Name(s): apteronotid eels [English]
    ghost knifefishes [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  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                                  FamilyApteronotidae  – apteronotid eels, ghost knifefishes  
    Direct Children:  
                                     GenusAdontosternarchus Ellis in Eigenmann, 1912  
                                     GenusApteronotus Lacepède, 1800  
                                     GenusCompsaraia Albert, 2001  
                                     GenusMagosternarchus Lundberg, Cox Fernandes and Albert in Lundberg et al., 1996  
                                     GenusMegadontognathus Mago-Leccia, 1994  
                                     GenusOrthosternarchus Ellis, 1913  
                                     GenusParapteronotus Albert, 2001  
                                     GenusPlatyurosternarchus Mago-Leccia, 1994  
                                     GenusPorotergus Ellis in Eigenmann, 1912  
                                     GenusSternarchella Eigenmann in Eigenmann and Ward, 1905  
                                     GenusSternarchogiton Eigenmann in Eigenmann and Ward, 1905  
                                     GenusSternarchorhamphus Eigenmann in Eigenmann and Ward, 1905  
                                     GenusSternarchorhynchus Castelnau, 1855  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Apteronotidae   
  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: Apteronotidae   
  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   
  Reference for: Apteronotidae, apteronotid eels [English]   

 Geographic Information
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