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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthidae Günther, 1870 
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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorActinopteri (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilliformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthidae (Family)
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 Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrophinae Kaup, 1856
  » Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAhlia Jordan & Davis, 1891
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsarcenchelys McCosker, 1985
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBenthenchelys Fowler, 1934
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlenoglossa McCosker, 1982
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMixomyrophis McCosker, 1985
» 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 Bamber, 1915
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudomyrophis Wade, 1946
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPylorobranchus McCosker & Chen, 2012
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchismorhynchus McCosker, 1970
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchultzidia Gosline, 1951
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecenchelys Ogilby, 1897
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSkythrenchelys Castle & McCosker, 1999
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptocephalus [Ophichthidae] (temporary name)
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAotea Phillipps, 1926 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecenchelys Ogilby, 1897
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHesperomyrus Myers & Storey, 1939 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrophis Lütken, 1852
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolopterura Cope, 1871 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrophis Lütken, 1852
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptoconger Poey, 1880 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 Ogilby, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecenchelys Ogilby, 1897
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParamyrus Günther, 1870 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Ahl, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchizmorhynchus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchismorhynchus McCosker, 1970
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthinae Günther, 1870
  » Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAllips McCosker, 1972
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplatophis Böhlke, 1956
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAprognathodon Böhlke, 1967
» 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 Böhlke, 1955
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirrhimuraena Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirricaecula Schultz, 1953
» 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 Rosenblatt & McCosker, 1970
» 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 Weber & de Beaufort, 1916
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHerpetoichthys Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHyphalophis McCosker & Böhlke, 1982
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIchthyapus Brisout de Barneville, 1847
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKertomichthys McCosker & Böhlke, 1982
» 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 Myers & Wade, 1941
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLetharchus Goode & Bean, 1882
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLethogoleos McCosker & Böhlke, 1982
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeuropharus Rosenblatt & McCosker, 1970
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLuthulenchelys McCosker, 2007
» 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 Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Ahl, 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 McCosker, 1974
» 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 Jordan & Davis, 1891
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhinophichthus McCosker, 1999
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScytalichthys Jordan & Davis, 1891
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStictorhinus Böhlke & McCosker, 1975
» 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 Norman, 1922 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Ahl, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAchirophichthys Bleeker, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachysomophis Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAntobrantia Pinto, 1970 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Ahl, 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 editorApterichtys 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 Lacepède, 1800 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApterichtus Duméril, 1806
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCentrurophis Kaup, 1856 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Ahl, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChlevastes Jordan & Snyder, 1901 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrichthys Girard, 1859
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCogrus Rafinesque, 1810 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Ahl, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrotalopsis Kaup, 1860 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchiophis Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCryptopterus Kaup, 1860 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Ahl, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCryptopterygium Ginsburg, 1951 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallechelys Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCyclophichthys Whitley, 1951 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 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 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 Fowler, 1938 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 Kaup, 1856 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Ahl, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrorhynchus Blache & Bauchot, 1972 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhaenomonas Myers & Wade, 1941
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuraenophis Lacepède, 1803 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGymnothorax Bloch, 1795
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuraenopsis Lesueur, 1856 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Ahl, 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 Kaup, 1856 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchelus Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotophtophis Castro-Aguirre & Suárez de los Cobos, 1983 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchiophis Kaup, 1856
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOmochelys Fowler, 1918 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Ahl, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichtchys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Ahl, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichtys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Ahl, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphicthus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Ahl, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphisurapus Kaup, 1856 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 Ahl, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpichthus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Ahl, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOxyodontichthys Poey, 1880 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Ahl, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPantonora Smith, 1965 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 Kaup, 1856 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Ahl, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPogonophis Myers & Wade, 1941 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHerpetoichthys Kaup, 1856
» 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 Blache & Bauchot, 1972 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIchthyapus Brisout de Barneville, 1847
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScytalophis Kaup, 1856 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Ahl, 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 Poey, 1867 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphichthus Ahl, 1789
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVerma Jordan & Evermann, 1896 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApterichtus Duméril, 1806
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 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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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2015-04-17 08:48:21Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2015). Ophichthidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2015) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125434 on 2015-08-03
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