Characidae

Family in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

AnimaliaChordataActinopterygiiCharaciformes

  • 143,487

    Occurrences
  • 1,215

    Species
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Overview

Full Name

Characidae

Common names

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

Synonyms

Taxonomic status

accepted family

Living period

70.6 to 0.0117 Ma

Habitat

Marine

Georeferenced data

Subordinate taxa

Classification

kingdom
Animalia
phylum
Chordata
class
Actinopterygii
order
Characiformes
family
Characidae
genus
152
species
1,215
 
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Bibliography

Eschmeyer, W. N. and R. Fricke, and R. van der Laan (eds). (2016). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version.

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.
View the primary source usage in Catalogue of Life.

Record history

This record was last modified on Feb 14, 2017.