Family Erythrinidae - Trahiras
  Order
:
Erythrinidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 3 | Species : 18 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
  Division
:
Primary freshwater
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
:
Species of this family occurs in South America. Body cylindrical. Gape reaching beyond anterior margin of orbit. Branchiostegal rays 5. Pectoral fin rays 9-14. Dorsal fin rays 8-15 and 3 vestigial rays. Dorsal fin origin anterior to anal fin and usually above pelvic fins. Anal fin rays 10-12. No adipose fin. Rounded caudal fin. Relatively large scales. Lateral line with 32-47 scales. Palatine teeth numerous. Some predaceous. Some capable of air-breathing and moving to other ponds by land. Nest-builders. About 1 m maximum length attained in Hoplias macrophthalmus of the Guianas.
  Etymology
:
Greek, erythros = red, reddish ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
guarders
  Typical activity level
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  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Otomorpha | Ostariophysi | | Otophysa | | | | | | Characiphysae | Characiformes | Characoidei | | Erythrinidae

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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]
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[ e.g. cephalopods]


Species/Synonymy list for the family Erythrinidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Erythrinus erythrinus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
acceptedseniornew
Synodus erythrinus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Erythrinus brevicauda Günther, 1864
synonymjuniororiginal
Erythrinus longipinnis Günther, 1864
synonymjuniororiginal
Erythrinus kessleri Steindachner, 1877
acceptedseniororiginal
Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
Erythrinus unitaeniatus Spix & Agassiz, 1829
synonymseniororiginal
Erythrinus salvus Agassiz, 1829
synonymjuniororiginal
Erythrinus vittatus Valenciennes, 1847
synonymjuniororiginal
Erythrinus balteatus Günther, 1864
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Erythrinus kessleri (non Steindachner, 1877)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Hoplerythrinus gronovii (Valenciennes, 1847)
acceptedseniornew
Erythrinus gronovii Valenciennes, 1847
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Hoplias malabaricus (Bloch, 1794)
acceptedseniornew
Esox malabaricus Bloch, 1794
synonymseniororiginal
Macrodon malabaricus (Bloch, 1794)
synonymseniornew
! Hoplias malabarica (Bloch, 1794)
synonymseniornew
Synodus tareira Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal
Synodus palustris Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal
Erythrinus trahira Agassiz, 1829
synonymjuniororiginal
Erythrinus macrodon Spix & Agassiz, 1829
synonymjuniororiginal
Macrodon tareira Valenciennes, 1847
synonymjuniororiginal
Macrodon ferox Gill, 1858
synonymjuniororiginal
Esox tararira Larrañaga, 1923
synonymjuniororiginal
Hoplias brasiliensis (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
Erythrinus brasiliensis Spix & Agassiz, 1829
synonymseniororiginal
Hoplias microcephalus (Agassiz, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Hoplias aimara (Valenciennes, 1847)
acceptedseniornew
Macrodon aimara Valenciennes, 1847
synonymseniororiginal
Hoplias patana (Valenciennes, 1847)
acceptedseniornew
Macrodon patana Valenciennes, 1847
synonymseniororiginal
Hoplias teres (Valenciennes, 1847)
acceptedseniornew
Macrodon teres Valenciennes, 1847
synonymseniororiginal
Hoplias intermedius (Günther, 1864)
acceptedseniornew
Macrodon intermedius Günther, 1864
synonymseniororiginal
Hoplias lacerdae (non Miranda Ribeiro, 1908)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Hoplias microlepis (Günther, 1864)
acceptedseniornew
Macrodon microlepis Günther, 1864
synonymseniororiginal
Hoplias macrophthalmus (Pellegrin, 1907)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Hoplias lacerdae Miranda Ribeiro, 1908
acceptedseniororiginal
Hoplias malabaricus lacerdae Miranda Ribeiro, 1908
synonymseniorchange in rank
Hoplias australis Oyakawa & Mattox, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal
Hoplias curupira Oyakawa & Mattox, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal
Hoplias mbigua Azpelicueta, Benítez, Aichino & Mendez, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
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