Cabinet 09 - Aquatic
Although there is controversy over the number of kingdoms, and the place of viruses within, the taxonomic hierarchy stands as this, using the example of the Great White Shark: Kingdom (Animalia); Phylum (Chordata); Sub-Phylum (Vertebrata); Class (Chondrichthyes); Order (Lamniformes); Family (Lamnidae); Genus (Carcharodon); and Species (carcharias). Thus the scientific name for the Great White Shark is Carcharodon carcharias. A mnemonic (barring the Sub-Phylum) is a useful way to remember the order: Kim Puts Candy Out For Good Students. Of course further divisions within occur. On display is a colourful rock lobster or sea crayfish (Palinurus vulgaris) from Leach's work, and a colourful plate of the Mesoprion chrysurus (ray-finned class) from Jardine's work on perches.