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Mastacembelus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Synbranchiformes
Scientific name  Mastacembelus
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Mastacembelidae
Higher classification  Mastacembelidae

Lower classifications  Tire track eel, Fire eel, Mastacembelus ellipsifer, Mastacembelus moorii, Mastacembelus flavidus

Mastacembelus is a genus of many species of spiny eel fish from the family Mastacembelidae. They are native to freshwater habitats in Africa and Asia. Some species are relatively common in the aquarium trade such as the fire eel (M. erythrotaenia) and zig-zag eel, (M. armatus) (also called the tire track eel although M. favus is properly given the common name of tire track eel).

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Taxonomy

In an evaluation of the Mastacembelidae in 2005, the genera Caecomastacembelus and Aethiomastacembelus were placed in synonymy with Mastacembelus.

Species

There are currently 64 recognized species in this genus:

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  • Mastacembelus alboguttatus Boulenger, 1893
  • Mastacembelus albomaculatus Poll, 1953
  • Mastacembelus ansorgii Boulenger, 1905
  • Mastacembelus apectoralis K. J. Brown, Britz, I. R. Bills, Rüber & J. J. Day, 2011
  • Mastacembelus armatus (Lacépède, 1800) (Zig zag eel)
  • Mastacembelus aviceps T. R. Roberts & D. J. Stewart, 1976
  • Mastacembelus brachyrhinus Boulenger, 1899
  • Mastacembelus brichardi Poll, (1958) (Blind spiny eel)
  • Mastacembelus catchpolei Fowler, 1936
  • Mastacembelus congicus Boulenger, 1896
  • Mastacembelus crassus T. R. Roberts & D. J. Stewart, 1976
  • Mastacembelus cryptacanthus Günther, 1867
  • Mastacembelus cunningtoni Boulenger, 1906
  • Mastacembelus dayi Boulenger, 1912
  • Mastacembelus decorsei Pellegrin, 1919
  • Mastacembelus dienbienensis V. H. Nguyễn & H. D. Nguyễn, 2005
  • Mastacembelus ellipsifer Boulenger, 1899
  • Mastacembelus erythrotaenia Bleeker, 1850 (Fire eel)
  • Mastacembelus favus Hora, 1924 (Tire track eel)
  • Mastacembelus flavidus Matthes, 1962
  • Mastacembelus frenatus Boulenger, 1901 (Longtail spiny eel)
  • Mastacembelus greshoffi Boulenger, 1901
  • Mastacembelus kakrimensis Vreven & Teugels, 2005
  • Mastacembelus latens T. R. Roberts & D. J. Stewart, 1976
  • Mastacembelus liberiensis Boulenger, 1898
  • Mastacembelus loennbergii Boulenger, 1898
  • Mastacembelus marchei Sauvage, 1879
  • Mastacembelus mastacembelus (J. Banks & Solander, 1794)
  • Mastacembelus micropectus Matthes, 1962
  • Mastacembelus moeruensis Boulenger, 1914
  • Mastacembelus moorii Boulenger, 1898
  • Mastacembelus niger Sauvage, 1879
  • Mastacembelus nigromarginatus Boulenger, 1898
  • Mastacembelus notophthalmus T. R. Roberts, 1989
  • Mastacembelus oatesii Boulenger, 1893
  • Mastacembelus ophidium Günther, 1894
  • Mastacembelus pantherinus Britz, 2007
  • Mastacembelus paucispinis Boulenger, 1899
  • Mastacembelus plagiostomus Matthes, 1962
  • Mastacembelus platysoma Poll & Matthes, 1962
  • Mastacembelus polli Vreven, 2005
  • Mastacembelus praensis (Travers, 1992)
  • Mastacembelus reygeli Vreven & Snoeks, 2009
  • Mastacembelus robertsi (Vreven & Teugels, 1996)
  • Mastacembelus sanagali Thys van den Audenaerde, 1972
  • Mastacembelus seiteri Thys van den Audenaerde, 1972
  • Mastacembelus sexdecimspinus (T. R. Roberts & Travers, 1986)
  • Mastacembelus shiloangoensis (Vreven, 2004)
  • Mastacembelus shiranus Günther, 1896 (Malawi spiny eel)
  • Mastacembelus signatus Boulenger, 1905
  • Mastacembelus simbi Vreven & Stiassny, 2009
  • Mastacembelus stappersii Boulenger, 1914
  • Mastacembelus strigiventus W. Zhou & L. P. Yang, 2011
  • Mastacembelus taiaensis (Travers, 1992)
  • Mastacembelus tanganicae Günther, 1894
  • Mastacembelus thacbaensis V. H. Nguyễn & H. D. Nguyễn, 2005
  • Mastacembelus tinwini Britz, 2007
  • Mastacembelus traversi (Vreven & Teugels, 1997)
  • Mastacembelus triolobus W. Zhou & L. P. Yang, 2011
  • Mastacembelus trispinosus Steindachner, 1911
  • Mastacembelus undulatus (McClelland, 1844)
  • Mastacembelus unicolor G. Cuvier, 1832
  • Mastacembelus vanderwaali P. H. Skelton, 1976 (Ocellated spiny eel)
  • Mastacembelus zebratus Matthes, 1962

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    References

    Mastacembelus Wikipedia


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