More info | Plus d'info | Mais info

Eviota pinocchioi Greenfield & Winterbottom, 2012
Accepted name
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Eviota; Species: pinocchioi; Original reference
  Current accepted name :   
  Status details:   
senior synonym, original combination
  Status ref. :   
  Comment :   
  Etymology of Generic name : 
No etymology given, suggested by Christopher Scharpt: from Latin 'eu' for 'true' and 'iota' for anything very small, in combination 'truly very small' referring to it as being the smallest vertebrate at the time it has benn described by Jenkins (thus, making the suggestion by Scharpt plausible.
Etymology of specific name : 
Named after Carlo Collodi’s fictional character Pinocchio; referring to the exceptionally long anterior tubular nares in this species.
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
Accepted name

Page created by Kit 2007-07-25
Converted to PHP by Kit 2007-07-25
Last modified by Stacy 2010-03-24