Plectorhinchus caeruleonothus

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Taxonavigation: Lutjaniformes 

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: Lutjaniformes

Familia: Haemulidae
Genus: Plectorhinchus
Species: Plectorhinchus caeruleonothus

Name[edit]

Plectorhinchus caeruleonothus Johnson & Worthington Wilmer, 2015

  • Holotype: QM I.39243.
  • Paratypes: AMS I.46510-001; QM I.6496, I.39242, I.39295 ((skeleton, otoliths & tissue sample separate); NTM S.11263-025, 16708-007 (5); BPBM 17384, 17385; CSIRO CA.1444, H.1481-6; WAM P.32170-020, P.33288-006.

Type locality: Boyd Bay, SW of Weipa, Queensland, Australia, 12°54.9’S 141°38.6’E, 0.5–3 m depth.

Etymology: From the Latin caeruleo for blue and nothus for bastard. ‘Blue Bastard’ has been the name commonly applied to this species by anglers for many years, so given for its blue sheen in life and difficulty to hook and land on artificial fly.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Blue Bastard


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