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Ophichthidae Günther, 1870

125434  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125434)

accepted
Family
Subfamily Myrophinae Kaup, 1856
Subfamily Ophichthinae Günther, 1870
  » Genus Apterichtus Duméril, 1806
  » Genus Callechelys Kaup, 1856
  » Genus Dalophis Rafinesque, 1810
  » Genus Echelus Rafinesque, 1810
  » Genus Echiophis Kaup, 1856
  » Genus Letharchus Goode & Bean, 1882
  » Genus Ophichthus Ahl, 1789
  » Genus Ophicthus accepted as Ophichthus Ahl, 1789 (misspelling)
  » Genus Ophisurus Lacepède, 1800
  » Genus Pisodonophis Kaup, 1856
  » Genus Pisoodonophis accepted as Pisodonophis Kaup, 1856 (misspelling)
Genus Ophichthys Swainson, 1839 accepted as Monopterus Lacepède, 1800 (synonym)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Marine; coastal, estuaries and entering rivers. Distribution: tropical to warm temperate waters. Body serpentiform. Snout...  
Description 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]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2021). FishBase. Ophichthidae Günther, 1870. Accessed through: Glover, A.G.; Higgs, N.; Horton, T. (2021) World Register of Deep-Sea species (WoRDSS) at: http://www.marinespecies.org/Deepsea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125434 on 2021-08-04
Glover, A.G.; Higgs, N.; Horton, T. (2021). World Register of Deep-Sea species (WoRDSS). Ophichthidae Günther, 1870. Accessed at: https://www.marinespecies.org/deepsea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125434 on 2021-08-04
Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2015-04-17 08:48:21Z
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

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, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>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,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Fricke, R., Eschmeyer, W. N. & Van der Laan, R. (eds). (2021). ECoF. Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version accessed dd mmm 2021., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description 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]
LanguageName 
English snake eels  [details]
Japanese ウミヘビ科  [details]
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