Bassozetus compressus

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Bassozetus compressus
Taxonavigation: Ophidiiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: 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: Ophidiaria
Ordo: Ophidiiformes

Familia: Ophidiidae
Subfamilia: Neobythitinae
Genus: Bassozetus
Species: Bassozetus compressus


Bassozetus compressus (Günther, 1878)

  • Lectotype: BMNH 1887.12.7.47.
  • Paralectotypes: BMNH 1887.12.7.48 (1).

Type locality: South of New Guinea, 12°08'S, 145°10'E, Challenger station 184, depth 2562 meters.

Etymology: .


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Abyssal Assfish


  • Günther, A. 1878. Preliminary notices of deep-sea fishes collected during the voyage of H. M. S. Challenger. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 5) 2 (7/8/9)(art. 2/22/28): 17–28, 179–187, 248–251. BHLReference page
  • Tomiyama, S., Takami, M. & Fukui, A., 2015: Redescription of Bassozetus compressus (Günther 1878), a senior synonym of Bassozetus elongatus Smith and Radcliffe 1913 (Ophidiiformes: Ophidiidae). Ichthyological Research, First online: 26 September 2015. doi: 10.1007/s10228-015-0491-6


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