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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: Ateleopodia
Ordo: Ateleopodiformes

Familia: Ateleopodidae
Genus: Ijimaia

Species (5): I. antillarum – I. dofleini – I. fowleri – I. loppei – I. plicatellus

Ijimaia Sauter, 1905

Gender: Feminine
Type species: Ijimaia dofleini Sauter, 1905
Type by original designation (also monotypic)


Sauter, H. 1905: Notes from the Owston collection. I. A new ateleopodid fish from the Sagami Sea (Ijimaia dofleini). Annotationes Zoologicae Japonenses 5(4): 233–238.


Ijimaia – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
Ijimaia in the World Register of Marine Species
Ijimaia species list in FishBase,
Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2024. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 10/2023.
Ijimaia and its species (including synonyms) in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2024. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.

Vernacular names

Ijimaia is a genus of jellynose fishes, one of four in the order Ateleopodiformes.

The currently recognized species in this genus are:[1]

Ijimaia antillarum Howell-Rivero, 1935
Ijimaia dofleini Sauter, 1905
Ijimaia fowleri Howell-Rivero, 1935
Ijimaia loppei Roule, 1922 (Loppe's tadpole fish)
Ijimaia plicatellus (C. H. Gilbert, 1905) (deepwater ateleopodid)


Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). Species of Ijimaia in FishBase. February 2012 version.

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