Paratanakia himantegus chii

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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 chii


Paratanakia himantegus chii Miao, 1934

  • Holotype: SSCN 13182.

Type locality: Lanchie, Upper Tsien Tang River, Chinkiang, Jiangsu Province, China.

Etymology: The subspecific name chii was given in honor of Chen-Ju Ch’i, Director of Bureau of Education of Honan [now Henan] Province, China, for his “kind support” of the author’s study of Kiangsu fishes.


  • 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
  • Miao, C.-P. 1934. Notes on the fresh-water fishes of the southern part of Kiangsu I. Chinkiang. Contributions from the Biological Laboratory of the Science Society of China. (Zoological Series) 10(3): 111–244. Reference page