Hypsopanchax stiassnyae

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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: Hypsopanchax
Species: Hypsopanchax stiassnyae

Name[edit]

Hypsopanchax stiassnyae van der Zee et al., 2015

  • Holotype: AMNH 252441.
  • Paratypes: AMNH 258083 (1, 2); MRAC B3-01-P-1 (0, 1).

Type locality: Democratic Republic of Congo: Kasaï Occidental Province: Lulua Basin, Kambambe River at village Kazadi, 6°32'56" S, 22°42'16" E.

Etymology: The species is named after Melanie L. J. Stiassny of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, who supported us in many ways in our studies on the systematics of the Cyprinodontiformes of the Congo Basin.

References[edit]

  • van der Zee, J. R., Sonnenberg, R. & Mbimbi Mayi Munene, J. J., 2015: Hypsopanchax stiassnyae, a new poeciliid fish from the Lulua River (Democratic Republic of Congo) (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 26 (1): 87-96. Abstract