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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthidae 
AphiaID: 125434

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilliformes (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilliformes
Sources  basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]

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English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsnake eels  [details]
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taxa (130)

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 Subfamily Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMyrophinae
  » Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAhlia Jordan & Davis, 1891
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsarcenchelys
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBenthenchelys
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlenoglossa
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptocephalus
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMixomyrophis
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuraenichthys Bleeker, 1853
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrophis Lütken, 1852
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeenchelys
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudomyrophis
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchismorhynchus McCosker, 1970
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchultzidia
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecenchelys
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSkythrenchelys
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAotea accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecenchelys
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHesperomyrus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrophis Lütken, 1852
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolopterura accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrophis Lütken, 1852
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptoconger accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrophis Lütken, 1852
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuaenichthys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuraenichthys Bleeker, 1853
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyroplius accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrophis Lütken, 1852
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyropterura accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecenchelys
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParamyrus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Thunberg, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchizmorhynchus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchismorhynchus McCosker, 1970
Subfamily Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthinae
  » Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAllips McCosker, 1972
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplatophis
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAprognathodon
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApterichtus Duméril, 1806
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBascanichthys Jordan & Davis, 1891
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachysomophis Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaecula Vahl, 1794
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallechelys Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaralophia
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirrhimuraena Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirricaecula
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDalophis Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchelus Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchiophis Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEthadophis
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEvips McCosker, 1972
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGordiichthys Jordan & Davis, 1891
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHemerorhinus
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHerpetoichthys
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHyphalophis
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIchthyapus Brisout de Barneville, 1847
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKertomichthys
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLamnostoma Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiuranus Bleeker, 1853
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptenchelys
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLetharchus Goode & Bean, 1882
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLethogoleos
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeuropharus
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLuthulenchelys
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalvoliophis Whitley, 1934
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrichthys Girard, 1859
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMystriophis
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Thunberg, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphisurus Lacepède, 1800
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOxystomus Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParaletharchus
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhaenomonas Myers & Wade, 1941
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllophichthus Gosline, 1951
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPisodonophis Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorQuassiremus
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhinophichthus
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScytalichthys
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStictorhinus
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXestochilus McCosker, 1998
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXyrias Jordan & Snyder, 1901
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorYirrkala Whitley, 1940
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthenchelys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Thunberg, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAchirophichthys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachysomophis Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAntobrantia accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Thunberg, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApterichthus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApterichtus Duméril, 1806
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApterichthys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApterichtus Duméril, 1806
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachysomorphis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachysomophis Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachysonophis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachysomophis Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaecilia accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApterichtus Duméril, 1806
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCentrurophis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Thunberg, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChlevastes accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrichthys Girard, 1859
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCogrus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Thunberg, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrotalopsis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchiophis Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCryptopterus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Thunberg, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCryptopterygium accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallechelys Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCyclophichthys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElapsopis Kaup, 1856 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiuranus Bleeker, 1853
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDussumeiria accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDussumieria Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1847
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElapsopis Kaup, 1856 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiuranus Bleeker, 1853
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElapsopsis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElapsopis Kaup, 1856 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiuranus Bleeker, 1853
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEvipes accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEvips McCosker, 1972
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorJenkinsella accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorJenkinsiella Jordan & Evermann, 1905 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirrhimuraena Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLamnastoma accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLamnostoma Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLamnosoma accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLamnostoma Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLamnostomus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLamnostoma Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptorhynchus Smith, 1840 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphisurus Lacepède, 1800
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLiuranus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiuranus Bleeker, 1853
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMachaerenchelys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiuranus Bleeker, 1853
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalviolophus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalvoliophis Whitley, 1934
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrodonophis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Thunberg, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrorhynchus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhaenomonas Myers & Wade, 1941
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuraenophis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGymnothorax Bloch, 1795
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuraenopsis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Thunberg, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrichttys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrichthys Girard, 1859
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrichtys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrichthys Girard, 1859
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchelus Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotophtophis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchiophis Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOmochelys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Thunberg, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichtchys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Thunberg, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichtys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Thunberg, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphicthus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Thunberg, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphisurapus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApterichtus Duméril, 1806
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiurus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphisurus Lacepède, 1800
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphychthus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Thunberg, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpichthus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Thunberg, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOxyodontichthys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Thunberg, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPantonora accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorYirrkala Whitley, 1940
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPisodonphis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPisodonophis Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPisodontophis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPisodonophis Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPisoodonophis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPisodonophis Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoecilocephalus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Thunberg, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPogonophis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHerpetoichthys
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterurus Rafinesque, 1810 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDalophis Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhinenchelys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIchthyapus Brisout de Barneville, 1847
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScytalophis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Thunberg, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphagebranchus Bloch, 1795 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaecula Vahl, 1794
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUranichthys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Thunberg, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVerma accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApterichtus Duméril, 1806

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApterichtys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApterichtus Duméril, 1806
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorJenkinsiella Jordan & Evermann, 1905 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirrhimuraena Kaup, 1856
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthys Swainson, 1839 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonopterus Lacepède, 1800
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Marine; coastal, estuaries and entering rivers. Distribution: tropical to warm temperate waters. Body serpentiform. Snout subconic to pointed. Mouth subterminal to inferior. Nostrils well separated, posterior usually lying within or piercing the upper lip, opening into mouth. Tongue attached. Branchial opening small, slit or round. Branchiostegal rays 15-49 pairs, overlapping midventrally along the throat to form a jugostegalia. Neural spines poorly developed, when present. Hyomandibulae usually vertical, but may be inclined backward or forward. Lateral lines meeting dorsally at head level. Dorsal and anal, when present, confluent with or ending before caudal extremity (naked and hardened). Supraorbital pore on middle line. With or without pectoral fins. Pelvics absent. Vertebrae 110-270. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125434
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Ophichthidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125434 on 2014-09-17
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