Malthopsis jordani

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Malthopsis jordani


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 jordani


  • Malthopsis jordani Gilbert, 1905

Type locality: Off southern coast of Molokai Island, Hawaiian Islands, Albatross station 3853, depth 115-134 fathoms.

Diagnosis. A species of Malthopsis with fine reticulate color pattern on dorsal surface (uniformly brown or creamy white in some preserved specimens); large eye (12.5–14.9% SL); narrow interorbital space (4.4–6.1% SL) forming a groove; a short and blunt rostral protuberance directed upward; principal bucklers blunt and relatively few in number, naked between principal bucklers; no buckler dorsal to orbit; ventral surface with few small bucklers forming a large naked area; subopercular buckler with 1 spine directed forward; and a relatively small adult body size (<70 mm SL).

Distribution. Only known from the Pailolo Channel between Molokai and Maui at depths of 185–512 meters. m.