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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

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

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