Centromochlus (Centromochlus) existimatus

Taxonavigation: Siluriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Siluriformes

Familia: Auchenipteridae
Subfamilia: Centromochlinae
Genus: Centromochlus
Subgenus: Centromochlus (Centromochlus)
Species: Centromochlus (Centromochlus) existimatus



Centromochlus (Centromochlus) existimatus Mees, 1974

  • Holotype: ANSP 73154.
  • Paratypes: ANSP 108489 (1); BMNH 1889.11.14.39 (1); CAS 6689 (1), 13399 [ex CAS 6676] (1), 13400 [= CAS 24799] (1); MCZ 7628-31 (2, 1, 5 6), 7635 (2), 7730 (7 + 23 or author error); MNRJ 9413 (2), 9415 (1); ZMUC (1).

Type locality: Harbor of Manos, Amazon River, Brazil.

Etymology: considered, allusion not explained, perhaps reflecting Mees’ statement: “I have considered the possibility that the differences between C. heckelii and C. existimatus are not specific but sexual, a possibility that appears to be strengthened by the fact that the two have so often been collected together (as evidenced by mixed samples in collection)”. The ETYFish Project




  • Grant, S., 2015: Four new subgenera of Centromochlus Kner, 1858 with comments on the boundaries of some related genera (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae: Centromochlinae). Ichthyofile 3: 1–16.