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Taxonomic Serial No.: 161916

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Common Name(s): elephant fishes [English]
    mormyrids [English]
  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  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderOsteoglossiformes  – bonytongues  
                                     FamilyMormyridae  – elephant fishes, mormyrids  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Genus Boulengeromyrus Taverne and Géry, 1968  
                                        Genus Brienomyrus Taverne, 1971  
                                        Genus Campylomormyrus Bleeker, 1874  
                                        Genus Genyomyrus Boulenger, 1898  
                                        Genus Gnathonemus Gill, 1863  
                                        Genus Heteromormyrus Steindachner, 1866  
                                        Genus Hippopotamyrus Pappenheim, 1906  
                                        Genus Hyperopisus Gill, 1862  
                                        Genus Isichthys Gill, 1863  
                                        Genus Ivindomyrus Taverne and Géry, 1975  
                                        Genus Marcusenius Gill, 1862  
                                        Genus Mormyrops Müller, 1843  
                                        Genus Mormyrus Linnaeus, 1758  
                                        Genus Myomyrus Boulenger, 1898  
                                        Genus Oxymormyrus Bleeker, 1874  
                                        Genus Paramormyrops Taverne, Thys van den Audenaerde and Heymer, 1977  
                                        Genus Petrocephalus Marcusen, 1854  
                                        Genus Pollimyrus Taverne, 1971  
                                        Genus Stomatorhinus Boulenger, 1898  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Mormyridae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.  
  Publication Date: 1984   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Second Edition   
  Page(s): xv + 523   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-86475-7   
  Reference for: elephant fishes[English]   
  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: Mormyridae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Riehl, R., and H. A. Baensch  
  Publication Date: 1989   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Aquarium Atlas   
  Page(s): 992   
  Publisher: Hans A. Baensch   
  Publication Place: Melle, Germany   
  ISBN/ISSN: 3-88244-050-3   
  Reference for: Mormyridae, mormyrids [English]   
  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: Mormyridae   

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