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Taxonavigation: Osteoglossiformes 

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
Supercohort: Osteoglossocephala
Cohort/Superordo: Osteoglossomorpha
Ordo: Osteoglossiformes

Familia: Osteoglossidae
Genus: Scleropages
Species: S. aureus – S. formosus – S. inscriptus – S. jardinii – S. legendrei – S. leichardti – S. macrocephalus


Scleropages Günther, 1864: 196

Type species: Scleropages leichardtiGünther, 1864. Type by monotypy.


  • Delsmania (subgenus of Scleropages) Fowler, 1934: 243


  • Günther, A. 1864: On a new generic type of fishes discovered by the late Dr. Leichardt in Queensland. Annals and magazine of natural history (Series 3) 14(81): 195–197, Pl. 7.
  • Lavoué, S. 2015. Testing a time hypothesis in the biogeography of the arowana genus Scleropages (Osteoglossidae). Journal of Biogeography 42: 2427–2439. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12585 Reference page
  • Pouyaud, L. , Sudarto & G.G. Teugels 2003: The different colour varieties of the Asian arowana Scleropages formosus (Osteoglossidae) are distinct species: morphologic and genetic evidences. Cybium, 27(4): 287–305.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Bonytongues, Arowana, Asian arowana
Bahasa Indonesia: Ikan arwana
ไทย: ปลาตะพัด
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