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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  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderSiluriformes  – silures, catfishes  
    Direct Children:  
                               FamilyAkysidae Gill, 1861 – stream catfishes 
                               FamilyAmblycipitidae Day, 1873 – torrent catfishes 
                               FamilyAmphiliidae Regan, 1911 – loach catfishes 
                               FamilyAriidae Bleeker, 1862 – sea catfishes, fork-tailed catfishes, poissons-chats marins, bagres marinos 
                               FamilyAspredinidae  – banjo catfishes 
                               FamilyAstroblepidae Bleeker, 1862 – naked sucker-mouth catfishes, climbing catfishes 
                               FamilyAuchenipteridae Bleeker, 1862 – driftwood catfishes 
                               FamilyBagridae Bleeker, 1858 – naked catfishes, bagrid catfishes 
                               FamilyCallichthyidae Bonaparte, 1838 – callichthyid armored catfishes, mailed catfishes, armored catfishes, poissons-chats cuirassés, coridoras, plated catfishes 
                               FamilyCetopsidae Bleeker, 1858 – whalelike catfishes, whale catfishes 
                               FamilyChacidae Bleeker, 1858 – angler catfishes, squarehead catfishes, frogmouth catfishes 
                               FamilyClariidae Bonaparte, 1846 – airbreathing catfishes, labyrinth catfishes, poissons-chats à labyrinths, bagres laberintos 
                               FamilyCranoglanididae Myers, 1931 – armoured catfishes, armorhead catfishes 
                               FamilyDiplomystidae Eigenmann, 1890 – diplomystid catfishes, velvet catfishes 
                               FamilyDoradidae Bleeker, 1858 – thorny catfishes, bagres sierra, poissons-chats épineux 
                               FamilyErethistidae Bleeker, 1862  
                               FamilyHeptapteridae Gill, 1861 – heptapterids 
                               FamilyHeteropneustidae Hora, 1936 – airsac catfishes 
                               FamilyHypophthalmidae  – loweye catfishes, lookdown catfishes 
                               FamilyIctaluridae Gill, 1861 – bullhead catfishes, North American freshwater catfishes, barbottes et barbues, barbottes, barbues, bagres de agua dulce, North American catfishes 
                               FamilyLacantuniidae Rodiles-Hernández, Hendrickson and Lundberg, 2005  
                               FamilyLoricariidae Rafinesque, 1815 – suckermouth armored catfishes, suckermouth catfishes, loricariidés, plecóstomas, armored catfishes 
                               FamilyMalapteruridae Bleeker, 1858 – electric catfishes 
                               FamilyMochokidae Jordan, 1923 – naked catfishes, squeakers, upside-down catfishes 
                               FamilyNematogenyidae Eigenmann, 1927 – mountain catfishes 
                               FamilyPangasiidae Bleeker, 1858 – giant catfishes 
                               FamilyParakysidae Roberts, 1989  
                               FamilyPimelodidae  – flat-hosed catfishes, long-whiskered catfishes, poissons-chats à longues moustaches, juiles, longwhiskered catfishes 
                               FamilyPlotosidae Bleeker, 1858 – eeltail catfishes, eel catfishes, coral catfishes, stinging catfishes 
                               FamilyPseudopimelodidae Fernández-Yépez and Martín, 1953 – bumblebee catfishes, dwarf marbled catfishes 
                               FamilySchilbeidae  – glass catfishes, schilbid catfishes 
                               FamilyScoloplacidae Bailey and Baskin, 1976 – spiny dwarf catfishes 
                               FamilySiluridae Cuvier, 1816 – freshwater catfishes, sheatfishes 
                               FamilySisoridae Bleeker, 1858 – sisorid catfishes, sucker catfishes 
                               FamilyTrichomycteridae Bleeker, 1858 – parasitic catfishes, pencil catfishes 
                             OrderSiluriformes  incertae sedis  
    Children with Uncertain Position:  
                               GenusConorhynchos Bleeker, 1858  

  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   
  Reference for: silures[French]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Siluriformes   
  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   
  Publication Place:    
  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   
  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   
  Reference for: Siluriformes, catfishes [English]   

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