Lepidocephalichthys zeppelini

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Taxonavigation: Cobitoidea 

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: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Series: Otophysi
Ordo: Cypriniformes
Superfamilia: Cobitoidea

Familia: Cobitidae
Subfamilia: Cobitinae
Genus: Lepidocephalichthys
Species: Lepidocephalichthys zeppelini


Lepidocephalichthys zeppelini Havird & Tangjitjaroen in Havird et al., 2010

  • Etymology: zeppelini: named after the rock band Led Zeppelin because the diagnostic double lamina circularis of this species reminded the authors of the Gibson EDS-1275 double-neck guitar used by the band's member Jimmy Page.
  • Type locality: Mun River, tributary of Mekong River, Ubon Rajathanee University campus, 15°08'03.18″N 104°55'27.78″E, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.


  • Havird, J. C. et al. (2010). A new species of Lepidocephalichthys (Teleostei: Cobitidae) with distinctive sexual dimorphism and comments on relationships in southern lineages of Cobitidae. Zootaxa 2557: 1–18. Preview PDF