Galaxias maculatus

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Galaxias maculatus


Taxonavigation: Galaxioidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Stomiati
Ordo: Osmeriformes
Superfamilia: Galaxioidea

Familia: Galaxiidae
Genus: Galaxias
Species: Galaxias maculatus


  • Galaxias maculatus (Jenyns, 1842)

Syntypes: (5, 4 from Santa Cruz) BMNH 1917.7.14.6 (1) Hardy Peninsula, 1917.7.14.7-9 (2 or 3) Santa Cruz.

Type locality: Patagonia, Fresh water brook on Hardy Peninsula, Tierra del Fuego and Río Santa Cruz.



  • Carreal, C., Barriga, J. P., Cussac, V. E. & Ruzzante, D. E., (in press): Genetic and phenotypic differentiation among Galaxias maculatus populations in a Patagonian postglacial lake system. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2012.01939.x
  • Jenyns, L., 1840-42: Fish. In: The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Beagle, under the command of Captain Fitzroy, R. N., during the years 1832 to 1836. London: Smith, Elder, and Co. Issued in 4 parts. 1-172, Pls. 1-29.
  • Stokell, G. 1964: A new species of Galaxias from Victoria, Australia. Records of the Dominion Museum 5(6): 45-48. Reference page
  • Galaxias maculatus in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2022. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.

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