Famille Malapteruridae - Electric catfishes
  Ordre
:
Malapteruridae
  Classe
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 2 | Espèce : 21 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environnement
:
Eau douce : Yes | Saumâtre : No | Marin : No
  Division
:
Primary freshwater
  Aquarium
:
some
  Premier signalement fossile
:
     
  Remarque
:
Distribution: tropical Africa and Nile. Dorsal fin absent. Adipose fin close to caudal fin. Generate strong electrical currents.
  Étymologie
:
Greek, mala = soft + Greek, pteron = fin + Greek, oura = tail ( Ref. 45335).
  Guilde reproductive
:
guarders
  Niveau d'activité typique
:
  Réf. Princ.
:
  Coordinateur
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Otomorpha | Ostariophysi | | Otophysa | | | | | | Siluriphysae | 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

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The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
acceptedseniornew
Silurus electricus Gmelin, 1789
synonymseniororiginal
! Malopterurus electricus (Gmelin, 1789)
synonymseniornew
Silurus electricus Bonnaterre, 1788
ambiguousotheroriginal
Raja torpedo (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Malapterurus beninensis (non Murray, 1855)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Malapterurus affinis (non Günther, 1864)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal
Malapterurus affinis Günther, 1864
synonymjuniororiginal
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
Malapterurus oguensis Sauvage, 1879
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
Malapterurus microstoma Poll & Gosse, 1969
acceptedseniororiginal
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniororiginal
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Malapterurus gossei Norris, 2002
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
Malapterurus minjiriya (non Sagua, 1987)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniororiginal
Malapterurus polli Norris, 2002
synonymjuniororiginal
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniororiginal
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniororiginal
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniororiginal
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
! Malaptuerurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniororiginal
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniororiginal
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniororiginal
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
! Malopterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniororiginal
Malapterurus thysi Norris, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Malapterurus electricus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
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