Paralepidocephalus

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Taxonavigation: Cobitoidea 

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: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Series: Otophysi
Ordo: Cypriniformes
Superfamilia: Cobitoidea

Familia: Cobitidae
Subfamilia: Cobitinae
Genus: Paralepidocephalus
Species: P. guishanensis – P. translucens – P. yui

Name[edit]

Paralepidocephalus Tchang, 1935

Etymology: From para- (= near), i.e., “closely allied” to Lepidocephalus but with a scaleless head and body.

References[edit]

  • Tchang, T.-L. 1935. A new genus of loach from Yunnan. Bulletin of the Fan Memorial Institute of Biology, Peiping (Zoology Series) 6(1): 17-19. Reference page