Astronotus

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Astronotus ocellatus face

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Cichliformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ovalentaria
Superordo: Cichlomorphae
Ordo: Cichliformes

Familia: Cichlidae
Subfamilia: Astronotinae
Genus: Astronotus
Species: A. ocellatus – A. crassipinnis

Name[edit]

Astronotus Swainson, 1839: 173

  • Proposed as subgenus of Crenilabrus
  • Type species: Lobotes ocellatus Agassiz, 1831
  • Type by monotypy
  • Gender: masculine

Synonym[edit]

References[edit]

  • Swainson, W. 1839: The natural history and classification of fishes, amphibians, & reptiles, or monocardian animals. Spottiswoode & Co., London. 2: i-vi + 1-448.
  • Günther, A. 1862: Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Acanthopterygii, Pharyngognathi and Anacanthini in the collection of the British Museum. 4: i-xxi + 1-534.

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Etymology[edit]

From the Greek, astra = ray, and noton= back.

Vernacular Name[edit]

English: Oscar fish, Velvet cichild
ไทย: ปลาออสการ์
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