Paratanakia himantegus

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Taxonavigation: Cyprinoidea 

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: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Cypriniformes
Superfamilia: Cyprinoidea

Familia: Cyprinidae
Subfamilia: Acheilognathinae
Genus: Paratanakia
Species: Paratanakia himantegus
Subspecies: P. h. himantegus – P. h. chii


  • Paratanakia himantegus himantegus Günther, 1868
  • Syntypes: BMNH 1865.5.2.54-58 (5).

Type locality: Taiwan.

Etymology: himantos, strap or leash; egos, I lead, i.e., handling or leading with a strap or leash, probably referring to long ovipositor of breeding females. [1]


  • Chang, C.-H., Li, F., Shao, K.-T., Lin, Y.-S., Morosawa, T., Kim, S., Koo, H., Kim, W., Lee, J.-S., He, S., Smith, C., Reichard, M., Miya, M., Sado, T., Uehara, K., Lavoué, S., Chen, W.-J. & Mayden, R.L. 2014. Phylogenetic relationships of Acheilognathidae (Cypriniformes: Cyprinoidea) as revealed from evidence of both nuclear and mitochondrial gene sequence variation: Evidence for necessary taxonomic revision in the family and the identification of cryptic species. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 81: 182–194. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.08.026 Reference page
  • Chang, C.-H., Shao, Y.T., Fu, W.-C., Anraku, K., Lin, Y.-S. & Yan, H.Y., 2015: Differentiation of visual spectra and nuptial colorations of two Paratanakia himantegus subspecies (Cyprinoidea: Acheilognathidae) in response to the distinct photic conditions of their habitats. Zoological Studies, 54 :43. DOI: 10.1186/s40555-015-0121-z
  • Günther, A. 1868. Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the families Heteropygii, Cyprinidae, Gonorhynchidae, Hyodontidae, Osteoglossidae, Clupeidae, Chirocentridae, Alepocephalidae, Notopteridae, Halosauridae, in the collection of the British Museum. Volume 7. British Museum, printed by Order of the Trustees: London. i–xx + 1–512 pp. BHL Reference page