Gymnogeophagus mekinos

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Taxonavigation: Cichliformes 

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: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ovalentaria
Superordo: Cichlomorphae
Ordo: Cichliformes

Familia: Cichlidae
Subfamilia: Cichlinae
Genus: Gymnogeophagus
Species: Gymnogeophagus mekinos

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Gymnogeophagus mekinos Malabarba et al., 2015

  • Holotype: MCP 19296.
  • Paratypes: MCP 16119 (25), 9023 (24); UMMZ 225495 (10); MAPA 2190 (7); ZVCP 12958 (2); UFRGS 8396 (162), 7402 (26).

Type locality: Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, rio Piraizinho, on road from Bagé to Dom Pedrito, tributary of rio Negro, approximately 31°06’S, 54°07’W.

Etymology: From the Greek mekinos meaning prolonged, in reference to the comparatively elongated body of this species.

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