Taxon profile


Giant Arapaima
Arapaima gigas (Schinz, 1822)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Osteoglossiformes »  family Arapaimidae - bonytongues »  genus Arapaima

Scientific synonyms

Sudis gigas Schinz, 1822
Sudis gigas Cuvier, 1829
Arapaema gigas (Schinz, 1822)
Vastres arapaima Valenciennes, 1847
Arapaima arapaima (Valenciennes, 1847)
Vastres cuvieri Valenciennes, 1847
Sudis pirarucu Spix & Agassiz, 1829

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Arapaima gigas - Giant Arapaima

Author: Pavel Zuber
living fossil

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [2076]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []
CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/28405]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Arapaima gigas (Schinz, 1822)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
DE Zootier-Lexikon [3138:arapaima&Itemid=656]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 26 May 2019
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 Arapaima gigas (Cuvier, 1829)]
Data retrieved on: 5 June 2013

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