Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
|Specimen Records:||42||Public Records:||21|
|Specimens with Sequences:||31||Public Species:||4|
|Specimens with Barcodes:||31||Public BINs:||4|
|Species With Barcodes:||4|
Chitala is a genus of fish in the Notopteridae family. This genus contains 6 species, in which there are important aquaculture and aquarium species. They are commonly known as the Asian knifefishes or featherbacks.
The largest fish in the genus (and also the family) is Chitala lopis, which grows up to a length of 5 feet (1.5 meters). Other well-known species are the Clown Knifefish (C. chitala) and the Indochina knifefish (C. blanci).
Species[edit source | edit]
- Chitala blanci (d'Aubenton, 1965) (Indochina featherback)
- Chitala borneensis (Bleeker, 1851)
- Chitala chitala (F. Hamilton, 1822) (Clown knifefish)
- Chitala hypselonotus (Bleeker, 1852)
- Chitala lopis (Bleeker, 1851) (Giant featherback)
- Chitala ornata (J. E. Gray, 1831) (Clown featherback)
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