Fangfangia spinocleithralis

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Fangfangia spinocleithralis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Fangfangia
Britz, Kottelat & H. H. Tan, 2012
Species: F. spinocleithralis
Binomial name
Fangfangia spinocleithralis
Britz, Kottelat & H. H. Tan, 2012

Fangfangia spinocleithralis is a species of cyprinid fish endemic to Indonesia where it is found in the peat swamp forests of Kalimantan Tengah, Borneo. It is the only member of its genus. The genus name Fangfangia honors the Chinese-Swedish ichthyologist Fang Fang Kullander (1962-2010), who specialized in the study of cyprinid fishes.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Britz, R., Kottelat, M. & Tan, H.H. (2012): Fangfangia spinocleithralis, a new genus and species of miniature cyprinid from Kalimantan Tengah, Borneo, Indonesia (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 22 (4) [2011]: 327-335.