Chlopsis nanhaiensis

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Taxonavigation: Anguilloidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Elopocephalai
Supercohors: Elopocephala
Cohors/Superordo: Elopomorpha
Ordo: Anguilliformes
Subordo: Anguilloidei

Familia: Chlopsidae
Genus: Chlopsis
Species: Chlopsis nanhaiensis


Chlopsis nanhaiensis Tighe, Ho, Pogonoski & Hibino, 2015

  • Holotype: USNM 408189.
  • Paratype: NMMB P 22369.

Type locality: Dong-gang fish market, Pingtung, Taiwan.

Etymology: The name nanhaiensis is from Nan Hai, the Chinese name for the South China Sea where the holotype apparently was captured by commercial fishermen, and the Latin adjective ensis, meaning “originating in”.