Phractolaemus ansorgii

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Phractolaemus ansorgii


Taxonavigation: Anotophysi 

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/Infraclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Ostariophysi
Series: Anotophysi

Ordo: Gonorynchiformes
Familia: Phractolaemidae
Genus: Phractolaemus
Species: Phractolaemus ansorgii


Type locality: Sapelle station, between Ethiop and Jamieson rivers, Uganda.

Etymology: Species is named in appreciation after W. J. Ansorge, who provided the author with not only the type material and associated data for this species.


  • Phractolaemus spinosus Pellegrin, 1925
  • Phractolaemus spinosus carpenteri Fowler, 1949

Vernacular names[edit]

English: African Mudfish, Blood Fish, Hingemouth


  • Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2006. FishBase, version (02/2006). [1]