Chrysiptera ellenae

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Taxonavigation: Ovalentaria 

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: Ovalentaria

Familia: Pomacentridae
Subfamilia: Pomacentrinae
Genus: Chrysiptera
Species: Chrysiptera ellenae


Chrysiptera ellenae Allen et al., 2015

  • Holotype: MZB 22771.
  • Paratypes: MZB 22772 (16); USNM 432465 (6); WAM P.33947-001 (2), P.34336-001 (13).

Type locality: Wayag Lagoon, 00° 00.058’ N, 130° 01.149’ E, Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua Province, Indonesia, 4–12 m depth.

Etymology: The species is named in honor of Ellen Gritz of Houston, Texas, USA, in recognition of her valued friendship, illustrious career in cancer prevention research, and generous support of our East Indian reef fish investigations.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Ellen’s Damselfish