Arapaima

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Arapaima
Taxonavigation: Osteoglossiformes

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Osteoglossomorpha
Ordo: Osteoglossiformes

Familia: Arapaimidae
Genus: Arapaima
Species: A. agassizii – A. arapaima – A. gigas – A. leptosoma – A. mapae

Name[edit]

Arapaima Müller, 1843

Synonyms[edit]

  • Sudis Cuvier, 1816
  • Vastres Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1847

Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Arapaima
English: Arapaima,Pirarucu
Nederlands: Arapaima
português: Pirarucu
ไทย: ปลาช่อนยักษ์อเมซอน, ปลาอะราไพม่า

References[edit]

  • Lundberg, J.G.; Chernoff, B. 1992: A Miocene fossil of the Amazonian fish Arapaima (Teleostei, Arapaimidae) from the Magdalena River region of Colombia - biogeographic and evolutionary implications. Biotropica, 24(1): 2-14. JSTORZooBank
  • Müller, J.; 1843: Beiträge zur Kenntniss der natürlichen Familien der Fische. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, 9: 292-330. BHL
  • Stewart, D. J.; 2013: Re-description of Arapaima agassizii (Valenciennes), a Rare Fish from Brazil (Osteoglossomorpha: Osteoglossidae). Copeia, 2013 (1): 38–51.
  • Arapaima and its species (including synonyms) in Catalog of Fishes,
    Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed) (2014). Catalog of Fishes electronic version.
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