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Polypterus senegalus  Cuvier, 1829
Taxonomic Serial No.: 573243

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Polypterus arnaudii Duméril, 1870
  Common Name(s): gray bichir [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassOsteichthyes  – bony fishes, poissons osseux, osteíceto, peixe ósseo  
                      ClassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                         SubclassChondrostei  – paddlefishes, sturgeons  
                               FamilyPolypteridae  – bichirs, birchers, lobed-finned pike, reed fishes  
                                  GenusPolypterus Lacepède, 1803  
                                     SpeciesPolypterus senegalus Cuvier, 1829 – gray bichir  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 08-Jan-2004, website (version 05-Jan-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Polypterus senegalus   
  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: Polypterus senegalus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gosse, J.-P. / Lévêque, C., D. Paugy, and G. G. Teugels, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title: Chapter 5: Polypteridae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes of West Africa, vol. 1   
  Page(s): 79-87   
  Publisher: Musée Royal de l'Afrique Central   
  Publication Place: Tervuren, Belgium   
  Reference for: Polypterus senegalus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Robins, Richard C., Reeve M. Bailey, Carl E. Bond, James R. Brooker, Ernest A. Lachner, et al.  
  Publication Date: 1991   
  Article/Chapter Title: World Fishes Important to North Americans Exclusive of Species from the Continental Waters of the United States and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 21   
  Page(s): 243   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-913235-54-7, 0097-0638  
  Notes: 0-913124-54-7 (cloth)   
  Reference for: Polypterus senegalus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  






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