Ostorhinchus aphanes

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Taxonavigation: Kurtiformes 

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: Gobiaria
Ordo: Kurtiformes

Subordo: Apogonoidei
Familia: Apogonidae
Subfamilia: Apogoninae
Genus: Ostorhinchus
Species: Ostorhinchus aphanes


  • Ostorhinchus aphanes Fraser, 2012

Holotype: ROM 81239. Paratypes: ROM 91948, (4), 1839cs, (1 c&s).

Type locality: Palau, off Uchelbeluu Reef (short drop-off), 07°16'24.8"N, 134°01'26.6"E, RW 06–14, 73 m depth.[1]

Etymology: The specific name aphanes, is a Greek adjective meaning obscure and referring to the difficulty identifying this species without carefully examining premaxillary and dentary teeth.


  • Fraser, T.H. 2012: A new species of deeper dwelling West Pacific cardinalfish (Percomorpha: Apogonidae) with a redescription of Ostorhinchus atrogaster. Zootaxa 3492: 77–84. Preview Reference page