Characidae

Family in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

AnimaliaChordataActinopterygiiCharaciformes

  • 110,776

    Occurrences
  • 1,096

    Species
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Overview

Full Name

Characidae

Common names

  • American characins eng
  • characins eng
  • tetras eng
  • more

Synonyms

Taxonomic status

Accepted family

Habitat

Marine

Georeferenced data

Subordinate taxa

Classification

kingdom
Animalia
phylum
Chordata
class
Actinopterygii
order
Characiformes
family
Characidae
genus
151
species
1,096
 
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Bibliography

Eschmeyer, W. N. (ed). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References.

Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. Zootaxa. 3882(1): 1-230.

Source information

This backbone name usage is included because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built. The primary source name usage (117237192) has since been removed from the portal.

Record history

This record was last modified on Apr 13, 2016.