Chaunax atimovatae

From Wikispecies
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Taxonavigation: Chaunacioidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: 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: Chaunax
Species: Chaunax atimovatae



Chaunax atimovatae H.-C. Ho & W.-C. Ma, 2016

Type locality: 26°10.2'S, 33°17.6'E, off Mozambique, 505–509 meters.

Etymology: The specific name is from a field trip of the "Atimo Vatae" (Madagascan for "deep south"), a trawler from Fort Dauphin, from which many Madagascan specimens were collected, including those in the type series.

Distribution: Known from the Western Indian Ocean off Madagascar, Mozambique and South Africa, westernmost record appears to be on the southern coast of South Africa, collected at depths 145–637 meters.