Leptoderma ospesca

Taxonavigation: Alepocephaloidea 

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/Superordo: Protacanthopterygii
Ordo: Argentiniformes
Subordo: Argentinoidei
Superfamilia: Alepocephaloidea

Familia: Alepocephalidae
Genus: Leptoderma
Species: Leptoderma ospesca


Leptoderma ospesca Angulo et al., 2016

  • Holotype: USNM 421478.

Type locality: El Salvador, Central America, Eastern Pacific Ocean, research vessel B/O Miguel Oliver station MOP11–94, trawl on soft-bottom from 12° 53' 15.72" N, 90° 9' 30.6" W to 12° 53' 22.9194" N, 90° 7' 56.28" W, at 1368–1406 m depth.

Etymology: The specific name ospesca recognizes the contribution of OSPESCA (Organización del Sector Pesquero y Acúicola de Centroamerica) to the discovery of deepwater marine fishes in Central America by sponsoring research cruises of the Spanish research vessel B/O Miguel Oliver on both the Pacific (2010) and Atlantic (2011) coasts of Central America.

Vernacular namesEdit

English: Eastern eel-slickhead
español: Cabezalisa oriental