order Siluriformes


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Noun1.order Siluriformes - an order of fish belonging to the superorder Malacopterygii including catfishes
animal order - the order of animals
Malacopterygii, superorder Malacopterygii - an extensive group of teleost fishes having fins supported by flexible cartilaginous rays
siluriform fish, catfish - any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth
family Siluridae, Siluridae - Old World catfishes
Ameiuridae, family Ameiuridae - North American catfishes
Ariidae, family Ariidae - sea catfishes
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Synodontis victoriae is a species in the order Siluriformes (Catfish) of Mochokidae family.
Effective March 1 2016, the United States Department of Agricultural Food Safety Inspection Service (USDA FSIS), is performing continuous domestic inspection of fish under the order Siluriformes. This includes catfish, basa, tra and swai.
other catfish species, is in the taxonomic order Siluriformes and is
Suruvi (Steindachneridion scriptum) of the order Siluriformes and family Pimelodidae, is found in the Uruguay and upper Parana river basins (Garavello, 2005), and is one of the species listed in the Red Book of endangered species in Brazil, showing important characteristics for inclusion in the South American fish farming.
Of the total larvae collected, 59.6% represented the order Characiformes and 38.3% the order Siluriformes. Larvae of the order Perciformes comprised 2.1% of the total.
Catfishes (order Siluriformes) are the largest monophyletic group of fishes, with more than 3,000 species in 36 families (Ferraris 2007).
The order Siluriformes presented the greatest abundance (70.72%) with three families, seven species and 128 specimens, followed by Characiformes with three families, three species and 43 specimens (23.53%).