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Taxonomic Serial No.: 638805

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Alestidae
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 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  
                            OrderCharaciformes  – piranhas, leporins, piranhas  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Genus Alestes Müller and Troschel, 1844  
                                  Genus Alestopetersius Hoedeman, 1951  
                                  Genus Arnoldichthys Myers, 1926  
                                  Genus Bathyaethiops Fowler, 1949  
                                  Genus Brachypetersius Hoedeman, 1956  
                                  Genus Brycinus Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1850  
                                  Genus Bryconaethiops Günther, 1873  
                                  Genus Clupeocharax Pellegrin, 1926  
                                  Genus Duboisialestes Poll, 1967  
                                  Genus Hemigrammopetersius Pellegrin, 1926  
                                  Genus Hydrocynus Cuvier, 1816  
                                  Genus Ladigesia Géry, 1968  
                                  Genus Lepidarchus Roberts, 1966  
                                  Genus Micralestes Boulenger, 1899  
                                  Genus Nannopetersius Hoedeman, 1956  
                                  Genus Petersius Hilgendorf, 1894  
                                  Genus Phenacogrammus Eigenmann in Eigenmann and Ogle, 1907  
                                  Genus Rhabdalestes Hoedeman, 1951  
                                  Genus Tricuspidalestes Poll, 1967  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Alestiidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Murray, Alison M., and Kathlyn M. Stewart  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title: Phylogenetic relationships of the African genera Alestes and Brycinus (Teleostei, Characiformes, Alestidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Canadian Journal of Zoology, vol. 80, no. 11   
  Page(s): 1887-1899   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0008-4301   
  Reference for: Alestiidae   
  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: Alestiidae   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Nelson (1994), who treated this taxon as a tentative subfamily of the Characidae, used the spelling -iinae, whereas Murray & Stewart (2003) used -idae. Eschmeyer's current online Catalog of Fishes (2004) uses the spelling Alestiidae  



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