Chaunax heemstraorum

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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 heemstraorum



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

Type locality: 24°35.3’S, 35°38.7’E, off Mozambique, 770–774 m, 12 Oct. 2007.

Etymology: Named after Dr. Philip and Elaine Heemstra, who offered great hospitality and assistance when the first author worked in the SAIAB fish collection.

Distribution. Known from the southern Africa, off South Africa (including the western coast), Mozambique and Kenya. Bathymetric range 102–774 m.