Stiphodon niraikanaiensis

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Taxonavigation: Gobioidei 

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: Gobiaria
Ordo: Gobiiformes
Subordo: Gobioidei

Familia: Oxudercidae
Subfamilia: Sicydiinae
Genus: Stiphodon
Species: Stiphodon niraikanaiensis

Name[edit]

Stiphodon niraikanaiensis Maeda, 2013

Type locality: Okinawa Island, Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan.

Etymology: The specific name is derived from niraikanai and the Latin suffix -ensis. Niraikanai is the Okinawan mythical place from which all life originates and to which the spirits of dead person return. It is also said that gods bring fertility to this world from niraikanai. The location of niraikanai is unspecified, but it is usually thought to lie somewhere beyond the ocean. It is thought that, possibly, the main habitat of this species is somewhere over the ocean and the type specimens were brought to Okinawa from there.

Vernacular names[edit]

日本語: Niraikanai-bouzu-haze

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