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Ophichthus  Ahl, 1789
Taxonomic Serial No.: 161458

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Centrurophis Kaup, 1856
 
    Scytalophis Kaup, 1856
 
    Microdonophis Kaup, 1856
 
  Common Name(s): snake eels [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                      ClassTeleostei   
                         SuperorderElopomorpha   
                            OrderAnguilliformes  – eels, anguilles  
                               SuborderCongroidei   
                                  FamilyOphichthidae  – worm eels, snake eels, serpents de mer, tiesos  
                                     SubfamilyOphichthinae  – snake eels  
                                        TribeOphichthini   
                                           GenusOphichthus Ahl, 1789 – snake eels  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Species Ophichthus altipennis (Kaup, 1856)  
                                              Species Ophichthus apachus McCosker and Rosenblatt, 1998 – thin snake eel, tieso delgado 
                                              Species Ophichthus aphotistos McCosker and Chen, 2000  
                                              Species Ophichthus apicalis (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)  
                                              Species Ophichthus arneutes McCosker and Rosenblatt, 1998  
                                              Species Ophichthus asakusae Jordan and Snyder, 1901  
                                              Species Ophichthus bonaparti (Kaup, 1856)  
                                              Species Ophichthus brachynotopterus Karrer, 1982  
                                              Species Ophichthus brasiliensis (Kaup, 1856)  
                                              Species Ophichthus brevicaudatus Chu, Wu and Jin, 1981  
                                              Species Ophichthus celebicus (Bleeker, 1856)  
                                              Species Ophichthus cephalozona Bleeker, 1864  
                                              Species Ophichthus cruentifer (Goode and Bean, 1896) – margined snake eel 
                                              Species Ophichthus cylindroideus (Ranzani, 1839) – dusky snake eel, safío 
                                              Species Ophichthus echeloides (D'Ancona, 1928)  
                                              Species Ophichthus erabo (Jordan and Snyder, 1901)  
                                              Species Ophichthus evermanni Jordan and Richardson, 1909  
                                              Species Ophichthus exourus McCosker, 1999  
                                              Species Ophichthus fowleri (Jordan and Evermann, 1903)  
                                              Species Ophichthus frontalis Garman, 1899 – deathbanded snake eel, tieso funebre 
                                              Species Ophichthus genie McCosker, 1999  
                                              Species Ophichthus gomesii (Castelnau, 1855) – safío prieto, shrimp eel, tieso camaronero 
                                              Species Ophichthus grandoculis (Cantor, 1849)  
                                              Species Ophichthus hyposagmatus McCosker and Böhlke, 1984 – faintsaddled snake eel 
                                              Species Ophichthus karreri Blache, 1975  
                                              Species Ophichthus kunaloa McCosker, 1979  
                                              Species Ophichthus leonensis Blache, 1975  
                                              Species Ophichthus limkouensis Chen, 1929  
                                              Species Ophichthus longipenis McCosker and Rosenblatt, 1998 – slender snake eel, tieso fino 
                                              Species Ophichthus macrochir (Bleeker, 1853)  
                                              Species Ophichthus macrops Günther, 1910  
                                              Species Ophichthus maculatus (Rafinesque, 1810)  
                                              Species Ophichthus madagascariensis Fourmanoir, 1961  
                                              Species Ophichthus manilensis Herre, 1923  
                                              Species Ophichthus marginatus (Peters, 1855)  
                                              Species Ophichthus mecopterus McCosker and Rosenblatt, 1998 – longarmed snake eel, tieso brazo largo 
                                              Species Ophichthus megalops Asano, 1987  
                                              Species Ophichthus melanoporus Kanazawa, 1963 – blackpored eel 
                                              Species Ophichthus melope McCosker and Rosenblatt, 1998  
                                              Species Ophichthus menezesi McCosker and Böhlke, 1984  
                                              Species Ophichthus mystacinus McCosker, 1999  
                                              Species Ophichthus omorgmus McCosker and Böhlke, 1984 – dottedline snake eel 
                                              Species Ophichthus ophis (Linnaeus, 1758) – spotted snake eel, safío de manchas negras 
                                              Species Ophichthus polyophthalmus Bleeker, 1865 – manyeyed worm eel, ocellated worm eel 
                                              Species Ophichthus puncticeps (Kaup, 1860) – palespotted eel 
                                              Species Ophichthus regius (Richardson, 1848) – regal snake eel 
                                              Species Ophichthus remiger (Valenciennes, 1842)  
                                              Species Ophichthus rex Böhlke and Caruso, 1980 – king snake eel, lairón 
                                              Species Ophichthus roseus Tanaka, 1917  
                                              Species Ophichthus rotundus Lee and Asano, 1997  
                                              Species Ophichthus rufus (Rafinesque, 1810)  
                                              Species Ophichthus rugifer Jordan and Bollman, 1890  
                                              Species Ophichthus rutidoderma (Bleeker, 1853)  
                                              Species Ophichthus rutidodermatoides (Bleeker, 1853)  
                                              Species Ophichthus serpentinus Seale, 1917  
                                              Species Ophichthus singapurensis Bleeker, 1864-65  
                                              Species Ophichthus spinicauda (Norman, 1922) – banded snake eel, safío bandeado 
                                              Species Ophichthus stenopterus Cope, 1871  
                                              Species Ophichthus tchangi Tang and Zhang, 2002  
                                              Species Ophichthus tetratrema McCosker and Rosenblatt, 1998  
                                              Species Ophichthus triserialis (Kaup, 1856) – Pacific snake eel, tieso del Pacífico 
                                              Species Ophichthus tsuchidae Jordan and Snyder, 1901  
                                              Species Ophichthus unicolor Regan, 1908  
                                              Species Ophichthus urolophus (Temminck and Schlegel, 1846)  
                                              Species Ophichthus woosuitingi Chen, 1929  
                                              Species Ophichthus zophochir Jordan and Gilbert, 1882 – yellow snake eel, tieso amarillo 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Wayne C. Starnes  
  Notes: Research Curator of Fishes, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 4301 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA   
  Reference for: Ophichthus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Notes: http://www.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/   
  Reference for: Ophichthus   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Ophichthus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Page(s):    
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Ophichthus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Böhlke, E. B., J. E. Böhlke, M. M. Leiby, J. E. McCosker, et al. / Böhlke, Eugenia B., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1989   
  Article/Chapter Title: Orders Anguilliformes and Saccopharyngiformes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the Western North Atlantic, no. 1, pt. 9, vol. 1   
  Page(s): xvii + 1-656   
  Publisher: Sears Foundation for Marine Research, Yale University   
  Publication Place: New Haven, Connecticut, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-935868-45-3   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Ophichthus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N.  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Genera of Recent Fishes   
  Page(s): iii + 697   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, CA, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-23-8   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Ophichthus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Notes: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25622932   
  Reference for: Ophichthus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.  
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Ophichthus   
       

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