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Apteronotus albifrons, a species of familia Apteronotidae


Taxonavigation: Gymnotiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Cladus: Filozoa
Cladus: Choanobionta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Olfactores
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Infraclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Ostariophysi
Series: Otophysi
Ordo: Gymnotiformes

Familia: Apteronotidae
Genera: Adontosternarchus - Apteronotus - Compsaraia - Magosternarchus - Megadontognathus - Orthosternarchus - Parapteronotus - Pariosternarchus - Platyurosternarchus - Porotergus - Sternarchella - Sternarchogiton - Sternarchorhamphus - Sternarchorhynchus


  • Albert, J.S., 2003: Apteronotidae (Ghost knifefishes). In: A: R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander i C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.). “Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America”. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, el Brasil. P. 497-502.


  • Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2006. FishBase, version (02/2006). [1]

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Ghost Knifefishes
ไทย: วงศ์ปลาแบล็คโกสต์