Chela macrolepis

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Taxonavigation: Cyprinoidea 

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: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Series: Otophysi
Ordo: Cypriniformes
Superfamilia: Cyprinoidea

Familia: Cyprinidae
Subfamilia: Danioninae
Genus: Chela
Species: Chela macrolepis

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Chela macrolepis Knight & Rema Devi, 2014

Type locality: India: Tamil Nadu: Chembarampakkam Lake, 13°00'11" N 80°05'03" E.

Etymology: The species name is a compound noun, formed on the Greek macro (= large) and lepis (= scale), so named because it has larger scales than Chela atpar.

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