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Macropodus opercularis, a species of subfamilia Macropodusinae


Taxonavigation: Anabantoidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
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
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Anabantaria
Ordo: Anabantiformes
Subordo: Anabantoidei

Familia: Osphronemidae
Subfamilia: Macropodusinae
Genera (6): Betta – Macropodus – Malpulutta – Parosphromenus – Pseudosphromenus – Trichopsis


Macropodusinae Hoedeman, 1948


ICZN Opinion[edit]

Spelling emended from MACROPODINAE by the ruling under the plenary power that for the purposes of Article 29 of the Code the stem of the generic name Macropodus Lacepède, 1801 is MACROPODUS-. ICZN Op. 2058. This avoids homonymy with Macropodinae Gray, 1821 (Mammalia).


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  • Britz, R., 2001. The genus Betta -- monophyly and intrarelationships, with remarks on the subfamilies Macropodinae and Luciocephalinae (Teleostei: Osphronemidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 12 (no. 4): 305–318.
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  • Nelson, J.S., Grande, T.C. & Wilson, M.V.H. (eds) 2016. Fishes of the World, 5th edition. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, N. J. v–xli + 1–707. ISBN 978-1-118-34233-6Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

svenska: Makropoder
українська: Макроподові
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