Badis soraya

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Taxonavigation: Nandoidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Anabantaria
Ordo: Anabantiformes
Subordo: Nandoidei

Familia: Badidae
Genus: Badis
Species: Badis soraya


Badis soraya Valdesalici & van der Voort, 2015

  • Holotype: MSNG 57574.
  • Paratypes: MSNG 57575 (5), 57576 (1).

Type locality: India: Jalpaiguri district: 12 km west of Dam Dim: Tista River drainage, Lish River, 26°51'55.530"N 88°34'3.374"E.

Etymology: The species term soraya, a noun, is ancient Persian for The Pleiades, which is an open cluster of bright blue stars and part of the constellation Taurus. The name is given to the species in reference to the cleithral blotch, part of the postorbital stripe and dorsal fin sheath scale blotches frequently being bright blue.


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