Cercamia melanogaster

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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 melanogaster

Name[edit]

Cercamia melanogaster Allen et al., 2015

  • Holotype: MZB 22706.
  • Paratypes: MZB 22707 (4); WAM P.34296-001 (2), P.34342-001 (4).

Type locality: Sebakor, 03° 17.034’ S, 132° 43.995’ E, Fak Fak Peninsula, West Papua Province, Indonesia, 15 m depth.

Etymology: The species is named melanogaster (Greek: “black stomach”) with reference to the most conspicuous colour pattern feature of this otherwise mainly transparent fish.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Blackbelly Cardinalfish

References[edit]

  • Allen, G. R., Erdmann, M. V. & Mahardini, A., 2015: Cercamia melanogaster, a new species of cardinalfish (Apogonidae) from West Papua, Indonesia. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 14 57-65. PDF