Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
|Specimen Records:||244||Public Records:||31|
|Specimens with Sequences:||231||Public Species:||4|
|Specimens with Barcodes:||225||Public BINs:||11|
|Species With Barcodes:||9|
The Erythrinidae are a family of freshwater fish found in rivers from Costa Rica south as far as Argentina. They are common and are usually caught with hooks by fishermen, partially because of their voracious behaviour. They are sometimes called trahiras.
Erythrinidae include cylindrical fish with blunt heads, and predate on other fish. They can reach lengths of up to 90 centimetres (35 in). Some species can breathe air, enabling them to survive in water low in oxygen, and even to move over land between ponds.
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- Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). "Erythrinidae" in FishBase. October 2011 version.
- Blanco, D.R.; Lui, R.L.; Vicari, M.R.; Bertollo, L.A.C.; Moreira-Filho, O. (2011). "Comparative Cytogenetics of Giant Trahiras Hoplias aimara and H. intermedius (Characiformes, Erythrinidae): Chromosomal Characteristics of Minor and Major Ribosomal DNA and Cross-Species Repetitive Centromeric Sequences Mapping Differ among Morphologically Identical Karyotypes". Cytogenetic and Genome Research 132 (1–2): 71–78. doi:10.1159/000320923. PMID 20924165.
- Nelson, Joseph S. (2006). Fishes of the World. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN 0-471-25031-7