Characidae

Family in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

AnimaliaChordataActinopterygiiCharaciformes

  • 109,994

    Occurrences
  • 1,102

    Species
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Overview

Full Name

Characidae

Common names

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

Synonyms

Taxonomic status

Accepted family

According to

The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011

Habitat

Marine

Georeferenced data

Subordinate taxa

Classification

kingdom
Animalia
phylum
Chordata
class
Actinopterygii
order
Characiformes
family
Characidae
genus
156
species
1,102
 
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Bibliography

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

Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2015). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.

International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. Opinion 484 Addition to the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology and to the Official List of Family-group Names in Zoology respectively of the generic name Chama Linnaeus, 1758, and the family-group name Chamidae (correction of Camacea) Blainville, 1825 (class Pelecypoda).Opinions and declarations rendered by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 17, 73-86 (1957)

International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. Opinion 577 Addition to the Official Lists of names in Zoology of the generic names Calioo H?bner, [1819], and Charaxes Ochsenheimer, 1816, and of the family-group names based thereon (class Insecta, order Lepidoptera).Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 17(3-5), 140-142 (1959)

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 exists because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built. The primary source name usage has since been removed from the portal.

Record history

This record was last modified in GBIF on Nov 3, 2014. The source was last visited by GBIF on Jul 30, 2015. It was last updated according to the publisher on Feb 8, 2013.

A record will be modified by GBIF when either the source record has been changed by the publisher, or improvements in the GBIF processing warrant an update.