Hypleurochilus brasil

Taxonavigation edit

Taxonavigation: Blennioidei 

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: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ovalentaria
Superordo: Blenniimorphae
Ordo: Blenniiformes
Subordo: Blennioidei

Familia: Blenniidae
Genus: Hypleurochilus
Species: Hypleurochilus brasil

Name edit

Hypleurochilus brasil Pinheiro et al., 2013

  • Holotype: CIUFES 1901.
  • Paratypes: ZUEC 6353 (1); LNEP-UFF 300 (1); CIUFES 1945 (1), 1925 (1), 1946 (1), 1938 (1); CAS 235154 (1), 235155 (1).

Type locality: Ponta da Calheta, Ilha da Trindade, Espírito Santo, Brasil, 20°30’S, 29°20’W [1], depth 8 m.

Etymology: The specific name is refers to the vivid red spots that are like incandescent pieces of a brazing. Brazil’s country name (Brasil in Portuguese), where the species is endemic, originally has a similar derivation. The name of the country was given in recognition of the reddish colour of the wood of a large Brazilian native tree (Caesalpinia echinata – “Pau-Brasil” in Portuguese), very abundant in the past.

Vernacular names edit

English: Brazil blenny

References edit

  • Pinheiro, H.T.; Gasparini, J.L.; Rangel, C.A. 2013: A new species of the genus Hypleurochilus (Teleostei: Blenniidae) from Trindade Island and Martin Vaz Archipelago, Brazil. Zootaxa 3709(1): 95–100. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3709.1.5 Reference page