Phreatichthys andruzzii

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Phreatichthys andruzzii
Taxonavigation: Cyprinoidea 

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: Cyprinoidea

Familia: Cyprinidae
Subfamilia: Barbinae
Genus: Phreatichthys
Species: Phreatichthys andruzzii

Name[edit]

Phreatichthys andruzzii Vinciguerra, 1924

  • Syntypes: MSNG 18259 (orig. 6, now 4), 31 [ex MSNM 4318] (1).

Type locality: A spring near Bud-Bud, 4°11.5'N, 46°30'E [actual 4°11'19"N, 46°28'21"E], Uaesle, Somalia.

Etymology: Specific epithet given in honor of Alcibiade Andruzzi, naval medical major and director of Colonial Health Service of Somalia, who facilitated natural history investigations for the Museo Civivo di Storie Naturale di Genova and shipped type specimens to Vinciguerra.(from The ETYFish Project)

References[edit]

  • Bisazza, A., Tagliapietra, C., Bertolucci, C., Foà, A. & Agrillo, C.; 2014: Non-visual numerical discrimination in a blind cavefish (Phreatichthys andruzzii). The Journal of Experimental Biology, 217: 1902–1909. doi: 10.1242/​jeb.101683Reference page
  • Vinciguerra, D.; 1924: Descrizione di un ciprinide cieco proveniente dalla Somalia Italiana. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale 'Giacomo Doria 51: 239-243. Reference page