Chaunacops spinosus

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Taxonavigation: Chaunacioidea 

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: Eupercaria
Ordo: Lophiiformes
Subordo: Ogcocephalioidei
Superfamilia: Chaunacioidea

Familia: Chaunacidae
Genus: Chaunacops
Species: Chaunacops spinosus

Name[edit]

Chaunacops spinosus Ho & McGrouther, 2015

  • Holotype: AMS I.24355-004.
  • Paratype: AMS I.29339-007 (1); MNHN 2003-1487 (1).

Type locality: F.R.V. Southern Surveyor, 34° 56′ S; 151° 15′ E, off Shoalhaven, New SouthWales, eastern Australia, western Tasman Sea, 1115 m depth.

Etymology: The specific name spinosus means spiny, in reference to the body being densely covered by fine spinules.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Eastern Tadpole Coffinfish

References[edit]

  • Ho, H.-C. & McGrouther, M., 2015: A new anglerfish from eastern Australia and New Caledonia (Lophiiformes: Chaunacidae: Chaunacops), with new data and submersible observation of Chaunacops melanostomus. Journal of Fish Biology 86 (3): 940–951. doi: 10.1111/jfb.12607


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