Echidna

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Anguilloidei 

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: Elopocephalai
Supercohors: Elopocephala
Cohors/Superordo: Elopomorpha
Ordo: Anguilliformes
Subordo: Anguilloidei

Familia: Muraenidae
Subfamilia: Muraeninae
Genus: Echidna

Species (11): E. amblyodon – E. catenata – E. delicatula – E. leucotaenia – E. nebulosa – E. nocturna – E. peli – E. polyzona – E. rhodochilus – E. unicolor – E. xanthospilos

Name[edit]

  • Echidna Forster, 1788

Type species: Muraena echidna Gmelin, 1789
No type species mentioned. The assumed type species Echidna variegata Forster is an unavailable name; type apparently Muraena echidna Gmelin (1789) = Muraena nebulosa Ahl (1789) by virtual tautonymy according to Böhlke & Randall (2000).

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Böhlke, E. B. & Randall, J. E.; 2000: A review of the moray eels (Angulliformes [sic]: Muraenidae) of the Hawaiian Islands, with descriptions of two new species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 150: 203–278, Pls. 1-9.
  • Forster, J. R.; 1788: Enchiridion historiae naturali inserviens, quo, termini et delineationes ad avium, piscium, insectorum et plantarum adumbrationes intelligendas et concinnandas, secundum methodum systematis Linnaeani continentur. Hemmerde & Schwetschke, Halae. 1-6 + 6 + 1-224 pp.
  • Jordan, E. K.; 1925: Notes on the fishes of Hawaii, with descriptions of six new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 66 (2570): 1–43, Pls. 1-2.pdf
  • Kaup, J. J.; 1856: Uebersicht der Aale. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, 22 (1): 41–77.pdf
  • Rafinesque, C.S. 1815. Analyse de la nature, ou tableau de l'univers et des corps organisés. Palerme: L'Imprimerie de Jean Barravecchia. 224 pp. BHL Reference page
  • Richardson, J.; 1844-48: Ichthyology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus & Terror,... In: J. Richardson & J. E. Gray. The zoology of the voyage of H. H. S. "Erebus & Terror," under the command of Captain Sir J. C. Ross ... during ... 1839-43. London. 2 (2): 1–139, Pls. 1-60. [1844: 1–16; 1845: 17–52; 1846: 53–74; 1848: 75–139].
  • Smith, D.G. 2012: A checklist of the moray eels of the world (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Muraenidae). Zootaxa 3474: 1–64. Preview PDF Reference page
  • Echidna and its species (including synonyms) in Catalog of Fishes,
    Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2019. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.
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