Melanotaenia senckenbergianus

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Taxonavigation: Atherinoidei 

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: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ovalentaria
Superordo: Atherinomorphae
Ordo: Atheriniformes
Subordo: Atherinoidei

Familia: Melanotaeniidae
Genus: Melanotaenia
Species: Melanotaenia senckenbergianus

Name[edit]

Melanotaenia senckenbergianus (Weber, 1911)

  • Holotype: ZMA 103168.
  • Paratypes: BMNH 1914.2.13.28 (1); CSIRO B 1193 [ex ZMA 103136] (1); NMBA 2752 (1); SMF 10022 (1), 10031-34 (7, 4, 15, 12), 10049 (1), 111756 (8); ZMA 103136 (? 8 or 1), 103168 (1).

Type locality: Terangan [Trangan] and Kobroor, Aru Island, Aru Islands, Maluku Province, Indonesia.

Etymology: This species was named senckenbergianus, presumably after the Senckenberg Museum of Frankfurt, Germany, publisher of the journal where the original description of this fish first appeared.

Synonyms[edit]

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Senckenberg Rainbowfish

References[edit]

  • Allen, G. R., Hadiaty, R. K., Unmack, P. J. & Erdmann, M. V., 2015: Rainbowfishes (Melanotaenia: Melanotaeniidae) of the Aru Islands, Indonesia with descriptions of five new species and redescription of M. patoti Weber and M. senckenbergianus Weber. aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, 21 (2): 66–108.