Enneanectes matador

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Taxonavigation: Blennioidei 

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: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ovalentaria
Superordo: Blenniimorphae
Ordo: Blenniiformes
Subordo: Blennioidei

Familia: Tripterygiidae
Subfamilia: Tripterygiinae
Genus: Enneanectes
Species: Enneanectes matador


Enneanectes matador Victor, 2013

  • Holotype: UF 185600.
  • Paratypes: UF 164454 (1), 164465 (2), 164467 (2), 184841 (3), 185609 (3), 185608 (3), 185607 (1), 185603 (1), 183137 (1).

Type locality: Dominica, Roseau, 15.28°, -61.38° [1].

Etymology: The specific name is given for the bright red tail used in displays, which reminded the author on the red colour of the cape of an matador in a bull fight. The word is derived from the Latin mactator.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Matador Triplefin


  • Victor, B. C.; 2013: The Caribbean Roughhead Triplefin (Enneanectes boehlkei): DNA barcoding reveals a complex of four West Indian sympatric cryptic species (Teleostei: Blennioidei: Tripterygiidae). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 7: 44–73. PDF