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Siluriformes 
Taxonomic Serial No.: 163992

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Order  
  Synonym(s): Nematognathi Gill, 1861
 
  Common Name(s): silures [French]
 
    catfishes [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2005   
       

 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   
                            OrderSiluriformes  – silures, catfishes  
    Direct Children:  
                               Family Akysidae Gill, 1861 – stream catfishes 
                               Family Amblycipitidae Day, 1873 – torrent catfishes 
                               Family Amphiliidae Regan, 1911 – loach catfishes 
                               Family Ariidae Bleeker, 1862 – sea catfishes, fork-tailed catfishes, poissons-chats marins, bagres marinos 
                               Family Aspredinidae  – banjo catfishes 
                               Family Astroblepidae Bleeker, 1862 – naked sucker-mouth catfishes, climbing catfishes 
                               Family Auchenipteridae Bleeker, 1862 – driftwood catfishes 
                               Family Bagridae Bleeker, 1858 – naked catfishes, bagrid catfishes 
                               Family Callichthyidae Bonaparte, 1838 – callichthyid armored catfishes, mailed catfishes, armored catfishes, poissons-chats cuirassés, coridoras, plated catfishes 
                               Family Cetopsidae Bleeker, 1858 – whalelike catfishes, whale catfishes 
                               Family Chacidae Bleeker, 1858 – angler catfishes, squarehead catfishes, frogmouth catfishes 
                               Family Clariidae Bonaparte, 1846 – airbreathing catfishes, labyrinth catfishes, poissons-chats à labyrinths, bagres laberintos 
                               Family Cranoglanididae Myers, 1931 – armoured catfishes, armorhead catfishes 
                               Family Diplomystidae Eigenmann, 1890 – diplomystid catfishes, velvet catfishes 
                               Family Doradidae Bleeker, 1858 – thorny catfishes, bagres sierra, poissons-chats épineux 
                               Family Erethistidae Bleeker, 1862  
                               Family Heptapteridae Gill, 1861 – heptapterids 
                               Family Heteropneustidae Hora, 1936 – airsac catfishes 
                               Family Hypophthalmidae  – loweye catfishes, lookdown catfishes 
                               Family Ictaluridae Gill, 1861 – bullhead catfishes, North American freshwater catfishes, barbottes et barbues, barbottes, barbues, bagres de agua dulce, North American catfishes 
                               Family Lacantuniidae Rodiles-Hernández, Hendrickson and Lundberg, 2005  
                               Family Loricariidae Rafinesque, 1815 – suckermouth armored catfishes, suckermouth catfishes, loricariidés, plecóstomas, armored catfishes 
                               Family Malapteruridae Bleeker, 1858 – electric catfishes 
                               Family Mochokidae Jordan, 1923 – naked catfishes, squeakers, upside-down catfishes 
                               Family Nematogenyidae Eigenmann, 1927 – mountain catfishes 
                               Family Olyridae   
                               Family Pangasiidae Bleeker, 1858 – giant catfishes 
                               Family Parakysidae Roberts, 1989  
                               Family Pimelodidae  – flat-hosed catfishes, long-whiskered catfishes, poissons-chats à longues moustaches, juiles, longwhiskered catfishes 
                               Family Plotosidae Bleeker, 1858 – eeltail catfishes, eel catfishes, coral catfishes, stinging catfishes 
                               Family Pseudopimelodidae Fernández-Yépez and Martín, 1953 – bumblebee catfishes, dwarf marbled catfishes 
                               Family Schilbeidae  – glass catfishes, schilbid catfishes 
                               Family Scoloplacidae Bailey and Baskin, 1976 – spiny dwarf catfishes 
                               Family Siluridae Cuvier, 1816 – freshwater catfishes, sheatfishes 
                               Family Sisoridae Bleeker, 1858 – sisorid catfishes, sucker catfishes 
                               Family Trichomycteridae Bleeker, 1858 – parasitic catfishes, pencil catfishes 
       
                             OrderSiluriformes  incertae sedis  
    Children with Uncertain Position:  
                               Genus Conorhynchos Bleeker, 1858  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Wayne C. Starnes  
  Notes: Research Curator of Fishes, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 4301 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA   
  Reference for: Siluriformes    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: ITIS*ca, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: silures[French]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Siluriformes   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Page(s):    
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Siluriformes   
       
  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   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Siluriformes   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S., Edwin J. Crossman, H. Espinosa-Pérez, L. T. Findley, C. R. Gilbert, et al., eds.  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title: Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, Sixth Edition   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 29   
  Page(s): ix + 386   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-888569-61-1, 0097-0638  
  Notes: Full author list: Nelson, Joseph S., Edwin J. Crossman, Héctor Espinosa-Pérez, Lloyd T. Findley, Carter R. Gilbert, Robert N. Lea, and James D. Williams   
  Reference for: Siluriformes   
       
  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   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Siluriformes, catfishes [English]   
       

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