Nuchequula flavaxilla

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Taxonavigation: Chaetodontiformes 

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: Eupercaria
Ordo: Chaetodontiformes

Familia: Leiognathidae
Subfamilia: Gazzinae
Genus: Nuchequula
Species: Nuchequula flavaxilla

Name[edit]

Nuchequula flavaxilla Kimura et al., 2008

  • Holotype: NSMT-P 76261.
  • Paratypes: AMS I.44080-001 (1); BMNH 2007.2.19.2 (1); CAS 224637 (1); CSIRO H 6488-01 (1); FRLM 28836-37 (2), 30978, 80-81(3); 32743-45, 48-49, 78, 80, 82 (8); KAUM-I.1788-87 (1); MUFS 23149 (1); QM I.38087 (1); RMNH 35542 (1).

Type locality: Banaate, Hoilo, Panay Island, Philippines.

Etymology: from Latin flavaxilla which means 'yellow axil'. Referring to the prominent yellow marking just behind the pectoral fin base.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Yellowspotted ponyfish

References[edit]

  • Kimura, S., Kimura, R. & Ikejima, K., 2008: Revision of the genus Nuchequula with descriptions of three new species (Perciformes: Leiognathidae). Ichthyological Research 55: 22–42.