Festucalex rufus

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Taxonavigation: Syngnathoidei 

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
Ordo: Syngnathiformes
Subordo: Syngnathoidei

Familia: Syngnathidae
Subfamiliae: Syngnathinae
Genus: Festucalex
Species: Festucalex rufus

Name[edit]

Festucalex rufus Allen & Erdmann, 2015

  • Holotype: WAM P. 33884-001.
  • Paratypes: WAM P. 33884-002; USNM 432234 (2).

Type locality: Cheri’s Reef dive site, 10° 18.023’ S, 150° 57.177’ E, about 5.5 km west of Nuakata Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, 18-20 m depth.

Etymology: The species is named rufus (Latin: red or reddish) with reference to its distinctive colouration.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Pink Pipefish

References[edit]

  • Allen, G. R. & Erdmann, M. V., 2015: Festucalex rufus, a new species of pipefish (Syngnathidae) from Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, 21 (1): 47–51.