Leptophilypnion fittkaui

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Eleotroidei 

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: Gobiaria
Ordo: Gobiiformes
Subordo: Eleotroidei

Familia: Eleotridae
Genus: Leptophilypnion
Species: Leptophilypnion fittkaui

Name[edit]

Leptophilypnion fittkaui Roberts, 2013

  • Holotype: ZSM 42249.
  • Paratypes: ZSM 28290 (1), 28291 (6), 28293 (1), 28288 (1).

Type locality: Brazil, Amazonas, Rio Negro watershed, Rio Cuieiras, Igarapé Cachoeira at Cachoeira Pedras dos Indios, field station A-294, [approximately 60 km NW of Manaus] [1].

Etymology: Leptophilypnion fittkaui is named in honour of Ernst Josef Fittkau (1927- 2012), advocate of Amerindian rights, conservationist, entomologist (Diptera, especially Chironomidae), and collector of the type specimens of this species.

References[edit]

  • Roberts, T. R.; 2013: Leptophilypnion, a new genus with two new species of tiny central Amazonian gobioid fishes (Teleostei, Eleotridae). aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, 19 (2): 85–98.