Chaunax multilepis

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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 multilepis



Chaunax multilepis Ho et al., 2016

  • Holotype: CMLRE 2923417A.
  • Paratypes: CMLRE 2923417B (1), 2923417C (1), 2923812A (1), 2923812B (1); NBFGR CH-1143 (1), CH-1144 (1), CH-1145 (1).

Type locality: 13.26°N, 93.17°E; off North Andaman I., Andaman Sea, Bay of Bengal, northeastern India Ocean; 295−323 m depth.

Etymology: The specific name multilepis means many scales, in reference to the diagnostic character of four neuromasts on lower preopercular series of lateral line, compared with typically three neuromasts in all other members of this species group.

Vernacular names

English: Indian Spotted Coffinfish