Crenicichla tapii

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Taxonavigation: Cichliformes 

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: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ovalentaria
Superordo: Cichlomorphae
Ordo: Cichliformes

Familia: Cichlidae
Subfamilia: Cichlinae
Genus: Crenicichla
Species: Crenicichla tapii

Name[edit]

Crenicichla tapii Piálek et al., 2015

  • Holotype: MLP 10560.
  • Paratypes: MLP 10561 (20), 10804 (10), 10805 (2 c&s); MACN ict 9553 (2).

Type locality: Argentina, Misiones Province, lower Iguazú River above Iguazú Falls, at the mouth of arroyo Ñandú, Parque Nacional Iguazú, 25°42’11.7”S 54°25’31.2”W.

Etymology: The specific epithet tapii is a Guaraní word (tapií) meaning tapir (Tapirus) in reference to the subterminal mouth and the concave head of the species associated with its grazing semi-herbivorous mode of feeding similar to that of the tapir but highly untypical for the generally predatory Crenicichla.

References[edit]

  • Piálek, L., Dragová, K., Casciotta, J., Almirón, A. & Říčan, O., 2015: Description of two new species of Crenicichla (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the Lower Iguazú River with a taxonomic reappraisal of C. iguassuensis, C. tesay and C. yaha. Historia Natural, 5 (2): 5-27. PDF