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Malapterurus  Lacepède, 1803
Taxonomic Serial No.: 164141

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  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  
                               FamilyMalapteruridae Bleeker, 1858 – electric catfishes  
                                  GenusMalapterurus Lacepède, 1803  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Malapterurus beninensis Murray, 1855  
                                     Species Malapterurus cavalliensis Roberts, 2000  
                                     Species Malapterurus electricus (Gmelin, 1789) – electric catfish 
                                     Species Malapterurus leonensis Roberts, 2000  
                                     Species Malapterurus melanochir Norris, 2002  
                                     Species Malapterurus microstoma Poll and Gosse, 1969  
                                     Species Malapterurus minjiriya Sagua, 1987  
                                     Species Malapterurus monsembeensis Roberts, 2000  
                                     Species Malapterurus occidentalis Norris, 2002  
                                     Species Malapterurus oguensis Sauvage, 1879  
                                     Species Malapterurus shirensis Roberts, 2000  
                                     Species Malapterurus tanganyikaensis Roberts, 2000  
                                     Species Malapterurus tanoensis Roberts, 2000  
                                     Species Malapterurus teugelsi Norris, 2002  

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

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