Moenkhausia justae

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Taxonavigation: Characiformes 

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: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Series: Otophysi
Ordo: Characiformes

Familia: Characidae
Subfamiliae: Pristellinae
Genus: Moenkhausia
Species: Moenkhausia justae


Moenkhausia justae Eigenmann, 1908

Holotype (unique): MCZ 21014.

Type locality: “came with others from Dr. Justa through Major Coutinho and was probably found in the neighborhood of Manaos”.

Etymology: in honor of “Dr. Justa” (no other information available), a Brazilian who collected type. (From The ETYFish Project)