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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: Osteoglossidae
Genus: Scleropages
Species: S. aureus – S. formosus – S. inscriptus – S. jardinii – S. legendrei – S. leichardti – S. macrocephalus


Scleropages Günther, 1864: 196

Type species: Scleropages leichardtiGünther, 1864. Type by monotypy.


  • Delsmania (subgenus of Scleropages) Fowler, 1934: 243


  • Günther, A. 1864: On a new generic type of fishes discovered by the late Dr. Leichardt in Queensland. Annals and magazine of natural history (Series 3) 14(81): 195-197, Pl. 7.
  • Pouyaud, L. , Sudarto & G.G. Teugels 2003: The different colour varieties of the Asian arowana Scleropages formosus (Osteoglossidae) are distinct species: morphologic and genetic evidences. Cybium, 27(4): 287-305.

Vernacular names[edit]

Bahasa Indonesia: Ikan arwana
English: Bonytongues, Arowana, Asian arowana
ไทย: ปลาตะพัด
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