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Macrognathus  Lacepède, 1800
Taxonomic Serial No.: 172688

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Rhynchobdella Bloch and Schneider, 1801
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2003   

 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  
                            OrderSynbranchiformes  – swamp eels  
                               SuborderMastacembeloidei  – spiny eels  
                                  FamilyMastacembelidae  – spiny eels, spinybacks  
                                        GenusMacrognathus Lacepède, 1800  
    Direct Children:  
                                           SpeciesMacrognathus aculeatus (Bloch, 1786) – elephant trunk fish, lesser spiny eel, elephant trunk fish, lesser spiny eel 
                                           SpeciesMacrognathus aral (Bloch and Schneider, 1801)  
                                           SpeciesMacrognathus caudiocellatus (Boulenger, 1893)  
                                           SpeciesMacrognathus circumcinctus (Hora, 1924)  
                                           SpeciesMacrognathus guentheri (Day, 1865)  
                                           SpeciesMacrognathus keithi (Herre, 1940)  
                                           SpeciesMacrognathus maculatus (Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1832)  
                                           SpeciesMacrognathus malabaricus (Jerdon, 1849)  
                                           SpeciesMacrognathus meklongensis Roberts, 1986  
                                           SpeciesMacrognathus morehensis Arunkumar and Tombi Singh, 2000  
                                           SpeciesMacrognathus pancalus Hamilton, 1822 – barred spiny eel, Indian spiny eel, Indian mastacembelid eel 
                                           SpeciesMacrognathus semiocellatus Roberts, 1986  
                                           SpeciesMacrognathus siamensis (Günther, 1861)  
                                           SpeciesMacrognathus zebrinus (Blyth, 1858) – zebra spiny eel 

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

 Geographic Information
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