Diaphenchelys pelonates

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Anguilloidei 

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/Infraclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Elopomorpha
Ordo: Anguilliformes
Subordo: Anguilloidei

Familia: Muraenidae
Subfamilia: Muraeninae
Genus: Diaphenchelys
Species: Diaphenchelys pelonates

Name[edit]

  • Diaphenchelys pelonates McCosker & Randall, 2007

Holotype: BPBM 32205. Paratypes: BPBM 34128 (1); CAS 214523 [ex BPBM 36688] (1, c&s).

Type locality: Indonesia, Flores, Maumere Bay, off Sao Wisata Resort, 8°37'49.15"S, 122°18'45.75"E, depth 30-32 meters.[1]

Etymology: Named pelonates from the Greek pelos (= mud), and nates (= dweller), treated as a noun in apposition.

References[edit]

  • McCosker, J. E. & Randall, J. E.; 2007: A new genus and species of mud-dwelling moray eel (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from Indonesia. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 58 (22): 469–476. full pdf
  • Smith, D.G. 2012: A checklist of the moray eels of the world (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Muraenidae). Zootaxa 3474: 1–64. Preview PDF reference page 
  • Diaphenchelys pelonates in Catalog of Fishes,
    Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & Van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2018. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.