Hirundichthys oxycephalus frereensis

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Taxonavigation: Exocoetoidea 

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: Atherinomorphae
Ordo: Beloniformes
Subordo: Belonoidei
Superfamilia: Exocoetoidea

Familia: Exocoetidae
Subfamilia: Cypselurinae
Genus: Hirundichthys
Subgenus: Hirundichthys (Hirundichthys)
Subspecies: Hirundichthys oxycephalus frereensis



Hirundichthys oxycephalus frereensis Shakhovskoy & Parin, 2013

  • Holotype: AMS I.46300.001.

Type locality: waters of New Guinea, 10 miles NE of Cape Frere (Goodnough Bay) [1].

Etymology: The subspecies name is proposed in honor of Cape Frere, 10 miles from which the only known to date of its representative was caught.




  • Shakhovskoy, I.B. & Parin, N.V. 2013. Обзор летучих рыб подрода Hirundichthys (род Hirundichthys, Exocoetidae). 2. Нерито океанические виды: H. oxycephalus, H. affinis. Voprosy ikhtiologii 53(5): 507–539. / A Review of Flying Fishes of the Subgenus Hirundichthys (Genus Hirundichthys, Exocoetidae). Part 2. Nerito-Oceanic Species: H. oxycephalus, H. affinis. Journal of Ichthyology 53(8): 509–540. Reference page