Cryptomyrus ona

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Taxonavigation: Osteoglossiformes 

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
Supercohort: Osteoglossocephala
Cohort/Superordo: Osteoglossomorpha
Ordo: Osteoglossiformes

Familia: Mormyridae
Genus: Cryptomyrus
Species: Cryptomyrus ona



Cryptomyrus ona Sullivan et al., 2016

  • Holotype: MNHN 2003-0425.

Type locality: Nyanga Province, Gabon: Moukalaba River very near its confluence with the Nyanga River, just above ferry landing on Tchibanga-Digoudou road, 2°47.3400'S, 10°43.7160'E.

Etymology: The specific epithet is a noun in apposition that honors Marc Ona Essangui, Gabonese environmental and civic activist, founder and executive director of the NGO Brainforest and recipient of the 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize, in appreciation for his efforts to protect Gabon’s equatorial forests and wetlands.