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Brycinus  Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1850
Taxonomic Serial No.: 163285

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Brachyalestes Günther, 1864
    Bryconalestes Hoedeman, 1951
  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  
                                  GenusBrycinus Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1850  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Brycinus abeli (Fowler, 1936)  
                                     Species Brycinus brevis (Boulenger, 1903)  
                                     Species Brycinus carolinae (Paugy and Lévêque, 1981)  
                                     Species Brycinus derhami Géry and Mahnert, 1977  
                                     Species Brycinus fwaensis Géry, 1995  
                                     Species Brycinus imberi (Peters, 1852)  
                                     Species Brycinus intermedius (Boulenger, 1903)  
                                     Species Brycinus kingsleyae (Günther, 1896)  
                                     Species Brycinus lateralis (Boulenger, 1900)  
                                     Species Brycinus leuciscus (Günther, 1867)  
                                     Species Brycinus longipinnis (Günther, 1864) – long-finned characin, long-finned characin 
                                     Species Brycinus luteus (Roman, 1966)  
                                     Species Brycinus macrolepidotus Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1850  
                                     Species Brycinus nigricauda (Thys van den Audenaerde, 1974)  
                                     Species Brycinus nurse (Rüppell, 1832)  
                                     Species Brycinus opisthotaenia (Boulenger, 1903)  
                                     Species Brycinus poptae (Pellegrin, 1906)  
                                     Species Brycinus sadleri (Boulenger, 1906)  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Brycinus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Brycinus   
  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: Brycinus   
  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: Brycinus   

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