Cercamia

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Kurtiformes 

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: Kurtiformes

Subordo: Apogonoidei
Familia: Apogonidae
Subfamilia: Apogoninae
Genus: Cercamia
Species: C. cladara – C. eremia – C. melanogaster

Name[edit]

Cercamia Randall & Smith, 1988

Type species: Cercamia cladara Randall & Smith, 1988

Etymology: Cercamia is from the Greek Kerkos, tail, and Amia, a Greek fish name that has been applied to apogonid fishes. This name alludes to the elongate tail resulting from the unique vertebral count with one fewer abdominal and one more caudal vertebrae than other cardinalfishes.

References[edit]

  • Randall, J. E. & Smith, C. L., 1988: Two new species and a new genus of cardinalfishes (Perciformes: Apogonidae) from Rapa, South Pacific Ocean. American Museum Novitates, 2926: 1-9. PDF

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