Cercamia cladara

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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: Cercamia cladara

Name[edit]

Cercamia cladara Randall & Smith, 1988

  • Holotype: BPBM 31978.
  • Paratypes: AMNH 75135 (3, 1 c&s); BPBM 17202 (1), 17279 (now 3); CAS 61348 (1); MNHN 1987-2035 (1); NSMT-P 44801 (1); SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 29535 (1); USNM 290959 (1); WAM P.29655-001 (1).

Type locality: Rapa, reef at entrance to Haurei Bay, coral and coral debris with ledges, 15-18 m depth.

Etymology: This species is named cladara from the Greek kladaros meaning frail or easily broken in reference to the deciduous scales and weak fin spines.

Vernacular names[edit]

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