Family Malapteruridae - Electric catfishes
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 2 | Species : 21 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
  Division
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Primary freshwater
  Aquarium
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some
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: tropical Africa and Nile. Dorsal fin absent. Adipose fin close to caudal fin. Generate strong electrical currents.
  Etymology
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Greek, mala = soft + Greek, pteron = fin + Greek, oura = tail ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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guarders
  Typical activity level
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  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Otomorpha | Ostariophysi | Otophysa | Characiphysae | Siluriformes | Siluroidei | Malapteruridae

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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]
Glossary
[ e.g. cephalopods]


Species/Synonymy list for the family Malapteruridae as currently in FishBase

Important recommendation:

The list below must not be used as an authority reference synonymy list like those found in scientific published revisions, which must be the source to be used and cited eventually when they exist.

Rather, it reflects the current content of FishBase, and the progress with respect to synchronization with the Catalog of Fishes. However, we think it can be useful for users to assess the quality of information in FishBase, to start new work on the family, or to cross-check with other lists.

But we appreciate to be cited in publications when this list has been of any working value. In particular, for published scientific, we suggest then to cite it in the Material and Method section as a useful tool to conduct the research, but again, not as a taxonomic or nomenclatural authority reference.

Unless it is explicitly precised, the list is not complete, please search all original names published for the family in the Catalog of Fishes (genera, species), including those with uncertain or unknown status, that are not included in FishBase when they are not attached to a valid species.

This list uses some data from Catalog of Fishes (not shown but used to sort names).

In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 15-11-2013 (Ref. 94485).

The list ordered as follows:

Please send comments and corrections if you detect errors or missing names.

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
acceptedseniornew
Silurus electricus Gmelin, 1789
synonymseniororiginal1
! Malopterurus electricus (Gmelin, 1789)
synonymseniornew
Silurus electricus Bonnaterre, 1788
ambiguousotheroriginal1
Raja torpedo (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Malapterurus beninensis (non Murray, 1855)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Malapterurus affinis (non Günther, 1864)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
Malapterurus affinis Günther, 1864
synonymjuniororiginal1
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Malapterurus oguensis Sauvage, 1879
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Malapterurus microstoma Poll & Gosse, 1969
acceptedseniororiginal1
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Malapterurus gossei Norris, 2002
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Malapterurus minjiriya (non Sagua, 1987)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
Malapterurus polli Norris, 2002
synonymjuniororiginal1
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
! Malaptuerurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal2
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
Malapterurus thysi Norris, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
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