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Taxonavigation: Characiformes 

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: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Characiformes

Familia: Hepsetidae
Genus: Hepsetus

Species (6): H. cuvieri – H. kingsleyae – H. lineatus – H. microlepis – H. occidentalis – H. odoe



Hepsetus Swainson, 1838: 259

  • Type species: Salmo odoe ♂ Bloch, 1794. Appeared without species; first addition of species not researched; type by subsequent monotypy or by subsequent designation of Hubbs 1939: 168.




  • Swainson, W. 1838: On the natural history and classification of fishes, amphibians, & reptiles, or monocardian animals. A. Spottiswoode, London. 1: i-vi + 1-368.
  • Decru, E., E. Vreven & J. Snoeks 2012: A revision of the West African Hepsetus (Characiformes: Hepsetidae) with a description of Hepsetus akawo sp. nov. and a redescription of Hepsetus odoe (Bloch, 1794). Journal of Natural History, 46(nos. 1-2): 1–23.

Vernacular names

English: Kafue pikes