Nothobranchius capriviensis

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Taxonavigation: Aplocheiloidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: 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: Cyprinodontiformes
Subordo: Aplocheiloidei

Familia: Nothobranchiidae
Genus: Nothobranchius
Species: Nothobranchius capriviensis

Name[edit]

Nothobranchius capriviensis Watters et al., 2015

  • Holotype: SAIAB 200550.
  • Paratypes: SAIAB 200551 (2, 2), 200552 (5, 3); MRAC B5-01-P-7-9 (3, 0), B5-01-P-7-10 (0, 1).

Type locality: Namibia, Sakamanduna Pan, Gunkwe district, Eastern Zembezi Region; two shallow seasonal pools opposite sides of road, about 16 km directly south of Kathima Mulilo (23 km by road) on the road to Lilyanti via Gunkwe; 17°38.654' S, 24°17.664'E.

Etymology: The species name capriviensis represents a toponym after the Caprivi Strip, the historical name for the narrow extension of the northeastern Namibia, where this species occurs. This part of Namibia was originally named after the German statesman Count Leo von Caprivi.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Caprivi Nothobranchius

References[edit]

  • Watters, B.R., Wildekamp, R.H. & Shidlovskiy, K.M. 2015. Description and biogeography of Nothobranchius capriviensis, a new species of annual killifish from the Zambezi Region of Namibia (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae). Journal of the American Killifish Association 47(4–6): 97–133. Reference page