Heteropneustes fossilis

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Siluriformes 

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/Infraclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Ostariophysi
Series: Otophysi
Ordo: Siluriformes

Familia: Heteropneustidae
Genus: Heteropneustes
Species: Heteropneustes fossilis

A HeTeropneustes fossilis in the aquarium tank

Name[edit]

Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch, 1794: 46, Pl. 370)

Lectotype: ZMB 3074.

Paralectotypes: ZMB 33115 (1).

Type locality: Tranquebar [Tharangambadi, Tamil Nadu State, India].

Synonyms[edit]

  • Silurus fossilis Bloch, 1794

References[edit]

  • Ali, A. S., Jawad, L. A. & Saad, A. A., 2015: Confirmation of the presence of the Indian stinging catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch, 1794) (Heteropneustidae) in Syrian inland waters. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, Article first published online: 26 OCT 2015. doi: 10.1111/jai.12926  reference page 
  • Bloch, M.E. 1794: Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische. Berlin. 8: i-iv + 1-174, Pls. 361-396.
  • Jayaram, K.C. 2006: Catfishes of India. Narendera Publishing Houde, Delhi: i-xxii +1-383, Pls. 111.
  • Ünlü, E., T. Çiçek, D. Deger and B.W. Coad, 2011: Range extension of the exotic Indian stinging catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch, 1794) (Heteropneustidae) into the Turkish part of the Tigris River watershed., J. Appl. Ichthyol. 27: 141–143.
  • Heteropneustes fossilis in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2017. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication, www.fishbase.org, version 10/2016.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Stinging catfish
മലയാളം: കാരി,
ไทย: ปลาจีด, ปลาเมง


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