Ctenocheirodon

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Characiformes 

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: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Series: Otophysi
Ordo: Characiformes

Familia: Characidae
Subfamilia: Cheirodontinae
Genus: Ctenocheirodon

Species: C. pristis

Name[edit]

  • Ctenocheirodon Malabarba & Jerep, 2012

Type species: Ctenocheirodon pristis Malabarba & Jerep, 2012

Etymology: The genus name cteno is from the Greek ktenos meaning comb, used here in reference to the ventral procurrent caudal-fin arrangement of males, and cheirodon, in reference to the characid genus Cheirodon.

References[edit]

  • Malabarba, L. R. & Jerep, F. C., 2012: A New Genus and Species of Cheirodontine Fish from South America (Teleostei: Characidae). Copeia, 2012 (2): 243–250.