Melamphaes janae

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Taxonavigation: Berycoidei 

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: Berycimorphaceae
Ordo: Beryciformes
Subordo: Berycoidei

Familia: Melamphaidae
Genus: Melamphaes
Species: Melamphaes janae


Melamphaes janae Ebeling, 1962

  • Holotype: SIO 55-244.
  • Paratypes: SIO 52-355 (1), 55-221 (1), 55-244 (21), 55-246 (1), 55-249 (4); YPM 3745 (1); ZMUC P41159-167 (9) .

Type locality: Eastern tropical Pacific, off Colombia, 4°04'N, 78°43'W, depth 1335 meters over bottom depth of 3810 meters.


  • Ebeling, A.W. 1962. Melamphaidae I. Systematics and zoogeography of the species in the bathypelagic fish genus Melamphaes Günther. Dana Report, 58: 1–164. Reference page
  • Kotlyar, A.N. 2015. Revision of the genus Melamphaes (Melamphaidae): 4. oligo-raker species: M. parvus Ebeling, M. janae Ebeling, M. lentiginosus sp. n., M. shcherbachevi sp. n. Voprosy Ikhtiologii 55(6): 636–649. / Journal of Ichthyology 55(6): 765–777.DOI: 10.1134/S0032945215060089 Reference page