Harpadon translucens

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Taxonavigation: Synodontoidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Section: Aulopa
Ordo: Aulopiformes
Subordo: Synodontoidei

Familia: Synodontidae
Genus: Harpadon
Species: Harpadon translucens


Harpadon translucens Saville-Kent, 1889: 222, 234, Pl. 13 (fig. 2)

Lectotype: AMS I.2772. Lectotype designated by Whitley, 1937: 121. Paralectotypes: AMS I.2773 (1).

Type locality: Ord River, Cambridge Gulf, northern Australia.


  • Saville-Kent, W. 1889. Preliminary observations on a natural history collection made in connection with the surveying cruise of H. M. S. "Myrmidon," at Port Darwin and Cambridge Gulf in ... 1888. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 6(pt 5): 219–240, Pl. 13.
  • Hoese, D.F., Paxton, J.R., Gates, J.E. & Bray, D.J. 2006. Harpadontinae (pp. 472–476), Carapidae (551–555), Ophidiidae (556–566). In: Zoological Catalogue of Australia. 35. Fishes.
  • Harpadon translucens in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2020. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication, www.fishbase.org, version 12/2019.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Glassy Bombay duck