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Protopterus aethiopicus  Heckel, 1851
Taxonomic Serial No.: 649771

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Lepidosiren arnaudii Castelnau, 1855
 
    Protopterus aethiopicus congicus Poll, 1961
 
    Protopterus aethiopicus mesmaekersi Poll, 1961
 
  Common Name(s): marbled lungfish [English]
 
       
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  Current Standing: valid  
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassSarcopterygii   
                      ClassDipnoi  – lungfishes  
                         OrderLepidosireniformes   
                            FamilyProtopteridae  – African lungfishes  
                               GenusProtopterus Owen, 1839  
                                  SpeciesProtopterus aethiopicus Heckel, 1851 – marbled lungfish  
       

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  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Eschmeyer, W. N.   
  Notes: California Academy of Sciences   
  Reference for: Protopterus aethiopicus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 02-Mar-2017, website (version 02-Mar-17)  
  Acquired: 2017   
  Notes: Eschmeyer, W. N. (ed). Catalog of Fishes. (http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp). Electronic version accessed 02-Mar-2017   
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 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
       
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