Pylorobranchus

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Congroidei 

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: Elopocephalai
Supercohors: Elopocephala
Cohors/Superordo: Elopomorpha
Ordo: Anguilliformes
Subordo: Congroidei

Familia: Ophichthidae
Subfamilia: Myrophinae
Genus: Pylorobranchus
Species (2): P. hearstorum – P. hoi

Name[edit]

Pylorobranchus McCosker & Chen (2013)

Etymology: From the Greek pylorus (= gatekeeper) and branchos (= gill), in reference to the lappet-like structure located before the gill opening.

References[edit]

  • McCosker, J. E., Loh, K. H., Lin, J. & Chen, H. M.; 2013: Pylorobranchus hoi, a New Genus and Species of Myrophine Worm-eel from Taiwan (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae). Zoological Studies, 51 (7) [2012]: 1188–1194. PDF