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Ictalurus  Rafinesque, 1820
Taxonomic Serial No.: 163996

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): channel catfishes [English]
    forktail 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  
                               FamilyIctaluridae Gill, 1861 – bullhead catfishes, North American freshwater catfishes, barbottes et barbues, barbottes, barbues, bagres de agua dulce, North American catfishes  
                                  GenusIctalurus Rafinesque, 1820 – channel catfishes, forktail catfishes  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Ictalurus australis (Meek, 1904) – Panuco catfish, bagre del Pánuco 
                                     Species Ictalurus balsanus (Jordan and Snyder, 1899) – Balsas catfish, bagre del Balsas 
                                     Species Ictalurus dugesii (Bean, 1880) – Lerma catfish, bagre del Lerma 
                                     Species Ictalurus furcatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1840) – blue catfish, bagre azul 
                                     Species Ictalurus lupus (Girard, 1858) – headwater catfish, bagre lobo 
                                     Species Ictalurus meridionalis (Günther, 1864)  
                                     Species Ictalurus mexicanus (Meek, 1904) – Rio Verde catfish, bagre del Verde 
                                     Species Ictalurus ochoterenai (de Buen, 1946) – Chapala catfish, bagre de Chapala 
                                     Species Ictalurus pricei (Rutter, 1896) – Yaqui catfish, bagre yaqui 
                                     Species Ictalurus punctatus (Rafinesque, 1818) – channel catfish, graceful catfish, bagre de canal, barbue de rivière 

  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: Ictalurus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 08-Apr-2005, website (version 05-Apr-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Reference for: Ictalurus   
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 17-Mar-2003, website (version 13-Mar-03)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: Ictalurus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Ictalurus   
  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: Ictalurus   
  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   
  Reference for: Ictalurus   

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