Taxon profile


Nile Bichir
Polypterus bichir Lacépède, 1803

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Polypteriformes »  family Polypteridae - bichirs »  genus Polypterus

Scientific synonyms

Polypterus lapradei Steindachner, 1869


Included taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Polypterus bichir bichir Lacépède, 1803
subspecies Polypterus bichir katangae Poll, 1941
subspecies Polypterus bichir lapradei Steindachner, 1869

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [5020]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []
CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/21362]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Polypterus bichir Lacepède, 1803]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
CZ Hanel L., Novák J. (2001): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces), 2. Nozdratí (Sarcopterygii), paprskoploutví (Actinopterygii) /mnohoploutví (Polypteriformes) – bezostní (Clupeiformes), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 64 pp. [as Polypterus bichir Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1802]
Data retrieved on: 5 June 2013

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