Lagiacrusichthys macropinna

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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
Section: Aulopa
Ordo: Aulopiformes
Subordo: Alepisauroidei
Familia: Scopelarchidae
Genus: Lagiacrusichthys
Species: Lagiacrusichthys macropinna



Lagiacrusichthys macropinna (Bussing & Bussing, 1966)

  • Holotype: LACM 10118.
  • Paratypes: BMNH 1965.5.26.4 (1); LACM 10119-10144 (26 specimens); SIO 61-42 (1); USNM 231721 [ex 260173-F1] (1), 231722 [ex 260173-F2] (1).

Type locality: Scotia Sea, 56°17'S, 58°09'W, Eltanin station 359, depth 0-840 meters over 3960-3990 meters.

Etymology: The specific name macropinna [from the Greek makros (= large) and the Latin pinna (= fin)] is given in reference of the large anal fin of this species.



Vernacular names

English: Antarctic Pearleye


  • Bussing, W. A. & Bussing, M. I., 1966: Antarctic Scopelarchidae: a new fish of the genus Benthalbella and the distribution of B. elongata (Norman). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences, 65 (1) (for 1966): 53–64. BHL
  • Davis, M.P. 2015: Evolutionary Relationships of the Deep-Sea Pearleyes (Aulopiformes: Scopelarchidae) and a New Genus of Pearleye from Antarctic Waters. Copeia, 2015: 64–71. Abstract Reference page