Bathyaethiops flammeus

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Taxonavigation: Characiformes 

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: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Characiformes

Familia: Alestidae
Genus: Bathyaethiops
Species: Bathyaethiops flammeus



Bathyaethiops flammeus Moritz & Schliewen, 2016

  • Holotype: ZSM 43945.
  • Paratypes: AMNH 265018 (3); DMM IE/9790 (2), IE/9791 (1 c&s); MRAC B5-023-P-0001-0003 (3); ZSM 39295 (13).

Type locality: Democratic Republic of Congo, Province Orientale: Bakéré river at Yambula-Bakere (01°42’41"N, 23°43’24"E).

Etymology: From the Latin flammeus for bright red or burning, referring to the bright red spot on nape in front of dorsal fin.