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Gymnotus carapo  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 163310

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Carapus fasciatus (Pallas, 1769)
    Giton fasciatus (Pallas, 1769)
    Gymnotus brachiurus Bloch, 1786
    Gymnotus carapus Linnaeus, 1758
    Gymnotus fasciatus Pallas, 1769
    Gymnotus putaol Lacepède, 1800
    Sternopygus carapo (Linnaeus, 1758)
    Sternopygus carapus Günther, 1870
  Common Name(s): banded knifefish
    gymnotid eel
    banded knifefish [English]
    gymnotid eel [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  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                               SuborderGymnotoidei  – knife-fishes  
                                  FamilyGymnotidae  – knife-fishes, electric eels, cuchillos, nakedback knifefishes, poissons-couteaux, naked-back knifefishes  
                                     GenusGymnotus Linnaeus, 1758  
                                        SpeciesGymnotus carapo Linnaeus, 1758 – banded knifefish, gymnotid eel, banded knifefish, gymnotid eel  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Gymnotus carapo   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Gymnotus carapo   
  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: Gymnotus carapo   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.  
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Reference for: Gymnotus carapo, banded knifefish   

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