Neoniphon pencei


Taxonavigation: Holocentriformes 

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
Subdivision: Holocentrimorphaceae
Ordo: Holocentriformes

Familia: Holocentridae
Subfamilia: Holocentrinae
Genus: Neoniphon
Species: Neoniphon pencei


Neoniphon pencei Copus, Pyle & Earle, 2015

  • Holotype: BPBM 41197.
  • Paratypes: BPBM 41196 (10); CAS 237596 (1); USNM 431482 (1).

Type locality: Rarotonga, Cook Islands, east side, Matavera, off Charles J. Boyle's house, depth 115 meters.

Etymology: Named for David F. Pence, Dive Safety Officer for the University of Hawai'i, a member of the deep diving team that discovered this species, in recognition of his efforts to collect the type specimens.