Cobitis sakahoko

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Taxonavigation: Cobitoidea 

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: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Cypriniformes
Superfamilia: Cobitoidea

Familia: Cobitidae
Subfamilia: Cobitinae
Genus: Cobitis
Species: Cobitis sakahoko

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Cobitis sakahoko Nakajima & Suzawa, 2015

Type locality: Takazaki River, Oyodo River system, Takaharu, Miyazaki Prefecture, Kyushu Island, Japan.

Holotype: TKPM-P 17335.

Paratypes: (5/5): KPM-NI 31986, 31987, 31984, 31982, 31985, 31981, 31983; TKPM-P 17336, 7360.

Etymology: sakahoko, from the legendary weapon Ama-no-sakahoko (= inverted halberd of heaven), which was thrust into the Takachiho Peak of Mount Kirishima, one of the sources of the Takazaki River, the type locality. The lamina circularis of this species is a distinctive rectangular plate that resembles a halberd.

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Oyodo Spined Loach
日本語: オオヨドシマドジョウ