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Sundasalanx  Roberts, 1981
Taxonomic Serial No.: 646459

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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: 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  
                            OrderClupeiformes  – anchois, harengs, anchovies, herrings  
                                  FamilySundasalangidae Roberts, 1981 – Sundaland noodlefishes  
                                     GenusSundasalanx Roberts, 1981  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Sundasalanx malleti Siebert and Crimmen in Siebert, 1997  
                                        Species Sundasalanx megalops Siebert and Crimmen in Siebert, 1997  
                                        Species Sundasalanx mekongensis Britz and Kottelat, 1999  
                                        Species Sundasalanx mesops Siebert and Crimmen in Siebert, 1997  
                                        Species Sundasalanx microps Roberts, 1981  
                                        Species Sundasalanx platyrhynchus Siebert and Crimmen in Siebert, 1997  
                                        Species Sundasalanx praecox Roberts, 1981  

  Expert: Ralf Britz  
  Notes: Visiting Researcher, Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Sundasalanx    
  Expert: William N. Eschmeyer  
  Notes: Senior Curator and Chairman, Department of Ichthyology, California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118-4599, USA   
  Reference for: Sundasalanx    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 27-Sept-2004, website (version 16-Sep-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Sundasalanx   
  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: Sundasalanx   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Nelson (1994) listed the Sundasalangidae as an osmerid family, but Ralf Britz (personal communication, November 2003) noted that "It is very clear that Sundasalanx is a clupeoid, Darrell Siebert thought it might be the sister group of the clupeid Jenkinsia, but Kottelat & I disagreed saying that so little is known about Southeast Asian clupeomorphs that we thought Siebert's conclusion is premature. Sundasalanx might well turn out to be a clupeid, but we assigned it to its own family mainly to encourage people to keep having a closer look at its relationships"  



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