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Taxon profile

species

Clown Knifefish
Chitala chitala (Hamilton, 1822)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Osteoglossiformes »  family Notopteridae - knifefishes or featherbacks »  genus Chitala

Scientific synonyms

Mystus chitala Hamilton, 1822
Notopterus chitala
Notopterus buchanani Valenciennes, 1848
Notopterus chilata (Hamilton, 1822)
Chitala cliltula (Hamilton, 1822)
Notopterus maculatus Valenciennes, 1832

Other names

= Feather Back
= Featherback
= Knife Fish

Near Threatened

Images


skull

Chitala chitala - Clown Knifefish

Author: Pavel Zuber

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