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Taxonavigation: Characiformes 

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: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Characiformes

Familia: Erythrinidae
Genus: Hoplias
Species: H. aimara - H. brasiliensis - H. lacerdae - H. malabaricus - H. mbigua – H. microcephalus - H. microlepis - H. patana - H. teres


Hoplias Gill, 1903

Etymology: From hoplos (= armor), referring to “defensive armature” of “cranial shield-like surface as well as the offensive teeth”. (From The ETYFish project)



  • Gill, T. N., 1903: Note on the fish genera named Macrodon. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 26 (1349): 1015–1016. BHL Reference page