Notopteridae


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Notopteridae

[‚nō‚täp′ter·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The featherbacks, a family of actinopterygian fishes in the order Osteoglossiformes; bodies are tapered and compressed, with long anal fins that are continuous with the caudal fin.
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silagindae 2% soleidae 2% Synbranchidae 2% Mastacembelidae 2% Belonidae 2% Channidae 2% Cyprinidae 21% Siluridae 4% Schilbeidae 9% Pangasidae 2% Bagridae 7% Sisoridae 7% Ariidae 4% Clupeidae 2% Ergraulidae 2% Notopteridae 4% Polynemidae 2% Mugilidae 4% Anabantidas 2% Osphronemidae 4% Ambassidae 4% Nandidae 4% Gobiidaeu 11% Note: Table made from pie chart.
Bangkok aquarists have succeeded in producing great differences in color pattern in the featherfin Chitala ornata (Osteoglossi-formes, Notopteridae), but this has been achieved by selective breeding.
specularis, Cyprinidae) 28 Mrigal Indian major carp (Cirrhina mrigala, Cyprinidae) 29 Mola Minor carp (Amblypharyngodon mola, Cyprinidae) 30 Pabda Eurasian catfish (Ompok pabda,Siluridae) 31 Pholi Featherback (Notopterus notopterus, Notopteridae) 32 Prawn (gura Freshwater small shrimp (Macrobrachium chingri) lomarrei, M.
Representatives of each of the four osteoglossiform extant families sensu Hilton (2003) are included in the cladistic analysis: Hiodon (Hiodontidae), Pantodon (Osteoglossidae), Xenomystus (Notopteridae) and Mormyrus (Mormyridae).
Family Species S1 (%) S2 (%) Mochokidae Synodontis budgetti 8 (80.0) 5 (45.5) Mochokidae Synodontis soloni 2 (0.0) 3 (27.3) Calroteidae Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) Clariidae Clarias gariepinus 0 (0.0) 2 (18.2) Notopteridae Papyrocranus afer 0 (0.0) 1 (9.1) 10 (7.8) 11 (8.5) Family S3 (%) Otamiri River (%) Mochokidae 7 (6.5) 20 (15.5) Mochokidae 0 (0.0) 5 (3.9) Calroteidae 83 (77.9) 83 (64.3) Clariidae 11 (10.2) 13 (10.1) Notopteridae 7 (6.5) 8 (6.2) 108 (83.7) 129(100) Table 6: Species diversity of fish fauna in Otamiri River.
Seasonal dynamics in the trophic status of Papyrocranus afer (Gunther, 1868) (Notopteridae) in a Nigerian rainforest stream.