Cyclocheilichthys janthochir

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Cyclocheilichthys janthochir


Taxonavigation: Cyprinoidei 

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
Subordo: Cyprinoidei

Familia: Cyprinidae
Subfamilia: Cyprininae
Genus: Cyclocheilichthys
Species: Cyclocheilichthys janthochir


Cyclocheilichthys janthochir (Bleeker, 1854)

Syntypes: BMNH 1866.5.2.145 (1); RMNH 4959 (1).

Type locality: Kapuas River, Pontianak, Borneo, Indonesia.

Etymology: The specific name is a combination of jantho (Latinized from the Greek ianthinus for violet) and chir, a part from cheiros, meaning hand/fin, for the violet coloured pectoral fin of the species (see: ETYFish Project).


Vernacular names[edit]

Nederlands: Violethandige Kringlipkarper


  • Bleeker, P.; 1854: Zevende bijdrage tot de kennis der ichthyologische fauna van Borneo. Zoetwatervisschen van Sambas, Pontianak en Pangaron [sic, Pengaron]. Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië, 5: 427–462. BHL Reference page