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Hydrocynus vittatus

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Hydrocynus vittatus was originally described as Hydrocinus vittatus by Castelnau in 1861. It belongs to the family Alestidae. It is commonly known as Tiger fish but has many other common names such as in USA (contiguous states) as Tigerfish, in South Africa as Tigerfish, in Tanzania, United Rep. of as Kachinga, in Ghana as Avuwo kordzeasa, in United Kingdom as Tiger fish. more common names It is found in Fresh water and its distribution is Widespread in tropical Africa.
Species   vittatus
AuthorWI   Castelnau [F. L. de]
AuthorNI   Castelnau
Qualification   ---
Year   1861
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Characiformes Characiformes
Family   Alestidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Hydrocynus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Characiformes
Family   Alestidae
Genus   Hydrocynus
Original Name   Hydrocinus        
Taxon Name   vittatus
Original Combination   Hydrocinus vittatus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Hydrocinus vittatus
OriginalSubGenus   Hydrocinus
Original Author   Castelnau
Original AuthorWI   Castelnau [F. L. de]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1861
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Rundu, Okavango River, Namibia, 17°54'S, 19°46'E.
Primary Code   Neotype
Primary Type   SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 22228
Page   65

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Hydrocynus vittatus
Current Species   vittatus
Current Genus   Hydrocynus
Current AuthorWI   Castelnau [F. L. de]
Current AuthorNI   Castelnau
Current Year   1861
Current Family   Alestidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat demersal        
Water Fresh water
   
Distribution Widespread in tropical Africa.

Current Summary   Valid as Hydrocynus vittatus  Castelnau 1861. Alestidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Hydrocynus vittatus  Castelnau 1861 -- (Paugy 1984:171 [ref. 6183], Brewster 1986:193 [ref. 8104], Paugy & Guégan 1989:68 [ref. 26479], Paugy in Lévêque et al. 1990:199 [ref. 21589], Lévèque et al. 1991:139 [ref. 31367], Skelton 1993:206 [ref. 24071], Seegers 1996:175 [ref. 23725], Skelton 2001:206 [ref. 27406], De Vos et al. 2001:129, 131 [ref. 26059], Seegers et al. 2003:36 [ref. 28087], Paugy & Schaefer 2007:355 [ref. 30022], Marshall 2011:137 [ref. 31755], Kullander & Roberts 2012:368 [ref. 31751]).

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brasiliensis Hydrocynus brasiliensis Cuvier [G.] 1816Synonym
brevis Hydrocynus brevis (Günther [A.] 1864)Valid
cuvieri Hydrocynus cuvieri  Synonym
forskahlii Hydrocynus forskahlii Cuvier [G.] 1819Valid
forskali Hydrocynus forskali Cuvier [G.] 1819Spelling
forskalii Hydrocynus forskalii Cuvier [G.] 1819Spelling
goliath Hydrocynus goliath Boulenger [G. A.] 1898Valid
hujeta Hydrocynus hujeta (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1850)Synonym
lineatus Hydrocynus lineatus Schlegel [H.] in Bleeker 1863Synonym
lucius Hydrocynus lucius Cuvier [G.] 1816Synonym
maculatus Hydrocynus maculatus (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1850)Synonym
scomberoides Hydrocynus scomberoides Cuvier [G.] 1816Not available
somonorum Hydrocynus somonorum Daget [J.] 1954Synonym
tanzaniae Hydrocynus tanzaniae Brewster [B.] 1986Valid
vittiger Hydrocynus vittiger Boulenger [G. A.] 1907Synonym
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