Parapriacanthus punctulatus

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Taxonavigation: Pempheriformes 

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: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Eupercaria
Ordo: Pempheriformes

Familia: Pempheridae
Genus: Parapriacanthus
Species: Parapriacanthus punctulatus


Parapriacanthus punctulatus Randall & Bogorodsky, 2016

  • Holotype: SAIAB 201845.
  • Paratypes: SAIAB 201846 (37), 64653 (10), 79271 (53), 192761 (0, 1), 83990 (19); BPBM 41238 (5); USNM 437219 (5).

Type locality: Mozambique, Ponta Malongane, 26.7666° S, 32.9000° E.

Etymology: Named punctulatus from the Latin for dotted, in reference to the profusion of dark dots on the side of the body below the lateral line that extend well posterior to the origin of the anal fin. The dots are more evident on preserved specimens than in life.