Malthopsis arrietty

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Taxonavigation: Ogcocephalioidea 

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
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Eupercaria
Ordo: Lophiiformes
Subordo: Ogcocephalioidei
Superfamilia: Ogcocephalioidea

Familia: Ogcocephalidae
Genus: Malthopsis
Species: Malthopsis arrietty


Type locality: 13°51′29.9″N, 120°50′31.2″E, Balayan Bay, off Batangas, southern Luzon, Philippines, 12-foot Tanner beam trawl and mud bag, 291 meters.

Etymology: The specific name, arrietty, used as noun in apposition, is after the miniature character of the Japanese animated fantasy film “Arrietty the Borrower” (Japan) or “The Secret World of Arrietty” (North America), in reference to the miniature size of the species.

Primary references[edit]

Ho, H.-C. 2020. Two new deep-water batfish of the genus Malthopsis from the Pacific Ocean (Lophiiformes: Ogcocephalidae). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology v. 68: 859-869.