Epiplatys atratus

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Aplocheiloidei 

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: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ovalentaria
Superordo: Atherinomorphae
Ordo: Cyprinodontiformes
Subordo: Aplocheiloidei

Familia: Nothobranchiidae
Subfamilia: Epiplatinae
Genus: Epiplatys
Species: Epiplatys atratus

Name[edit]

Epiplatys atratus Van der Zee et al., 2013

  • Holotype: AMNH 253838.
  • Paratypes (22): AMNH 253839 (3, 1), 257029 (5), 253840 (2), 253841 (4), 252457 (2), 252458 (1); MRAC B2-26-P-1–2 (ex AMNH 252452) (2); BMNH 2012.8.24.1–2 (ex AMNH 252452) (2).

Type locality: Democratic Republic of Congo, Kasaï Occidental, Lulua River Basin, Minkidimbua River, village Kakunku, 06°06.23’S, 22°42.49’E [1].

Etymology: The species name atratus means "clothed in black", from the Latin ater (= black), referring to adult dominant males that have an almost black appearance in ethanol.

References[edit]

  • Van der Zee, J.R.; Mbimbi Mayi Munene, J.J.; Sonnenberg, R. 2013: Epiplatys atratus (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae), a new species of the E. multifasciatus species group from the Lulua Basin (Kasaï drainage), Democratic Republic of Congo. Zootaxa 3700(3): 411–422. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3700.3.5 Reference page