Hylopanchax leki

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Cyprinodontoidei 

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: Cyprinodontoidei

Familia: Poeciliidae
Subfamilia: Procatopodinae
Genus: Hylopanchax
Species: Hylopanchax leki

Name[edit]

Hylopanchax leki Van der Zee et al., 2013

  • Holotype: ZSM 40764.
  • Paratypes: ZSM 40765 (ex ZSM 29615) (4, 5).

Type locality: Democratic Republic of Congo, Province Bandundu, stream at Lompolé and Yaka, 02°34'S, 20°14'E [1].

Etymology: The species name leki is the Lingala word for the “smaller or younger sibling”, referring to the fact that the species is the slightly smaller one of the sibling species pair, the larger being Hylopanchax ndeko, of the left bank of the Lokoro river.

References[edit]

  • van der Zee, J.R.; Sonnenberg, R.; Schliewen, U.K. 2013: Description of three new species of Hylopanchax Poll & Lambert, 1965 from the central Congo Basin (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae: Procatopodini) with a redefinition of the genus. Zootaxa 3701(1): 35–53. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3701.1.3 Reference page