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Leufuichthys

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Taxonomy
Leufuichthys was named by Gallo et al. (2011). Its type is Leufuichthys minimus.

It was assigned to Clupeomorpha by Gallo et al. (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2011Leufuichthys Gallo et al. p. 225

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
RankNameAuthor
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
Teleosteomorpha
Teleostei(Müller 1846)
superorderClupeomorpha
genusLeufuichthys

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
V. Gallo et al. 2011Small-sized fish (estimated body length up to 46 mm) exhibiting the following combination of features: fairly deep body ventrally armored of acute triangular scutes; dermal skull bones smooth; small oval posttemporal fossa; small orbit fitting about five times in the head length; small and oblong supraorbital bone; premaxilla and dentary untoothed; fairly deep lower jaw; narrow opercle, about twice higher than long; vertebral centra well-ossified and smooth bearing well-developed haemal and neural arches; elongate and arched pleural ribs lying on short parapophysis; intermuscular bones present in the caudal region; anal fin elongate-based, with about 25 rays; 18 caudal vertebrae; haemal spines anterior to the second preural centrum fused to their respective centra; slender and autogenous parhypural; six hypurals, the first one being the largest of the set; no diastema among the hypurals; two rod-like epurals; three uroneurals, the first one extending forward to the posterior end of the first preural centrum; caudal fin bearing very elongate rays surpassing the anal base length.