Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimen Records: 33
Specimens with Sequences: 30
Specimens with Barcodes: 30
Species With Barcodes: 10
Public Records: 22
Public Species: 10
Public BINs: 10
Alestes is a genus in the family Alestidae, known as the "African Characidae" as they are found exclusively on that continent. As suggested by that name, they Alestidae was formerly included in Characidae. Myletes is a synonym of Alestes, but the former name has historically also been used for various South American serrasalmines.
There are currently seven recognized species in this genus:
- Alestes ansorgii Boulenger, 1910
- Alestes baremoze (Joannis, 1835) (Silversides)
- Alestes dentex (Linnaeus, 1758) (Characin)
- Alestes inferus Stiassny, Schelly & Mamonekene, 2009
- Alestes liebrechtsii Boulenger, 1898
- Alestes macrophthalmus Günther, 1867 (Torpedo robber)
- Alestes stuhlmannii Pfeffer, 1896
- Myletes Cuvier, 1814, Integrated Taxonomic Information System
- Fisheries Development Within the Framework of the Lake Chad Basin Commission by A. Staunch, presented at the Symposium on the Evaluation of Fishery Resources in the Development and Management of Inland Fisheries, 1972 (hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization)
- Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Alestes in FishBase. February 2013 version.
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