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Apteronotus  Lacepède, 1800
Taxonomic Serial No.: 163327

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Sternarchus Bloch and Schneider, 1801
  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  
                                  FamilyApteronotidae  – apteronotid eels, ghost knifefishes  
                                     GenusApteronotus Lacepède, 1800  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Apteronotus albifrons (Linnaeus, 1766) – apteronotid eel, apteronotid eel 
                                        Species Apteronotus apurensis Fernández-Yépez, 1968  
                                        Species Apteronotus bonapartii (Castelnau, 1855)  
                                        Species Apteronotus brasiliensis (Reinhardt, 1852)  
                                        Species Apteronotus caudimaculosus Santana, 2003  
                                        Species Apteronotus cuchillejo (Schultz, 1949)  
                                        Species Apteronotus cuchillo Schultz, 1949  
                                        Species Apteronotus ellisi (Alonso de Arámburu, 1957)  
                                        Species Apteronotus eschmeyeri Santana, Maldonado-Ocampo, Severi and Mendes, 2004  
                                        Species Apteronotus jurubidae (Fowler, 1944)  
                                        Species Apteronotus leptorhynchus (Ellis in Eigenmann, 1912)  
                                        Species Apteronotus macrolepis (Steindachner, 1881)  
                                        Species Apteronotus macrostomus (Fowler, 1943)  
                                        Species Apteronotus magdalenensis (Miles, 1945)  
                                        Species Apteronotus marauna (Triques, 1998)  
                                        Species Apteronotus mariae (Eigenmann and Fisher, 1914)  
                                        Species Apteronotus rostratus (Meek and Hildebrand, 1913)  
                                        Species Apteronotus spurrellii (Regan, 1914)  

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

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