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Plotosidae  Bleeker, 1858
Taxonomic Serial No.: 164223

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): eeltail catfishes [English]
 
    eel catfishes [English]
 
    coral catfishes [English]
 
    stinging 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  
                               FamilyPlotosidae Bleeker, 1858 – eeltail catfishes, eel catfishes, coral catfishes, stinging catfishes  
    Direct Children:  
                                  GenusAnodontiglanis Rendahl, 1922  
                                  GenusCnidoglanis Günther, 1864  
                                  GenusEuristhmus Ogilby, 1899  
                                  GenusNeosiluroides Allen and Feinberg, 1998  
                                  GenusNeosilurus Steindachner, 1867  
                                  GenusOloplotosus Weber, 1913  
                                  GenusParaplotosus Bleeker, 1862  
                                  GenusPlotosus Lacepède, 1803  
                                  GenusPorochilus Weber, 1913  
                                  GenusTandanus Mitchell, 1838  
       

 References
       
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  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Plotosidae   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Ferraris, C. / Carpenter, Kent E., and Volker H. Niem, eds.   
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title: Plotosidae: Eeltail catfishes (also eel catfishes, stinging catfishes, and coral catfishes)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes: The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific, vol. 3: Batoid fishes, chimaeras and Bony fishes, part 1 (Elopidae to Linophrynidae)   
  Page(s): 1880-1883   
  Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations   
  Publication Place: Rome, Italy   
  ISBN/ISSN: 92-5-104302-7, 1020-6868  
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Plotosidae, eeltail catfishes [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Ferraris, Carl J., Jr., and Mário C. C. de Pinna   
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title: Higher-level Names for Catfishes (Actinopterygii: Ostariophysi: Siluriformes)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, vol. 51, no. 1   
  Page(s): 1-17   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0068-547X   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Plotosidae   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.   
  Publication Date: 1984   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Second Edition   
  Page(s): xv + 523   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-86475-7   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: eeltail catfishes[English]   
       
  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: Plotosidae   
       

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