Boleophthalmus poti

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Gobioidei 

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: Gobiaria
Ordo: Gobiiformes
Subordo: Gobioidei

Familia: Oxudercidae
Subfamilia: Oxudercinae
Genus: Boleophthalmus
Species: Boleophthalmus poti

Name[edit]

Boleophthalmus poti Polgar et al., 2013

  • Holotype: MSNG 56891.
  • Paratypes: BMNH 2011.1.27.1 (1); MSNG 56892 (1, 1), 56893 (1); USNM 405556 (3); ZRC 52240 (2, 1).

Type locality: Papua New Guinea, Western Province, Fly river delta, Sisikura Island, 8°25'45.7"S, 143°36'24.0"E [1].

Etymology: The indigenous people of the Wapi villages of Purutu Island, the type locality, call this species poti, that in their language means spotted and refers to the numerous tiny whitish spots present on the head of this species.

References[edit]

  • Polgar, G., Jaafar, Z. & Konstantinidis, P.; 2013: A new species of mudskipper, Boleophthalmus poti (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Oxudercinae) from the Gulf of Papua, Papua New Guinea, and a key to the genus. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 61 (1): 311–321. PDF