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Ophisurus serpens  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 161563

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Muraena serpens Linnaeus, 1758
  Common Name(s): sand snake eel [English]
    serpent eel [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassOsteichthyes  – bony fishes, poissons osseux, osteíceto, peixe ósseo  
                      ClassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                         SubclassNeopterygii  – neopterygians  
                                  OrderAnguilliformes  – eels, anguilles  
                                        FamilyOphichthidae  – worm eels, snake eels, serpents de mer, tiesos  
                                           SubfamilyOphichthinae  – snake eels  
                                                 GenusOphisurus Lacepède, 1800  
                                                    SpeciesOphisurus serpens (Linnaeus, 1758) – sand snake eel, serpent eel  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Ophisurus serpens   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Ophisurus serpens   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.  
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Reference for: Ophisurus serpens, sand snake eel [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Smith, D. G., and J. E. McCosker / Carpenter, Kent E., and Volker H. Niem, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title: Ophichthidae: Snake eels, worm eels   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes: The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific, vol. 3: Batoid fishes, chimaeras and Bony fishes, part 1 (Elopidae to Linophrynidae)   
  Page(s): 1662-1669   
  Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations   
  Publication Place: Rome, Italy   
  ISBN/ISSN: 92-5-104302-7, 1020-6868  
  Reference for: Ophisurus serpens   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Indo-West Pacific  






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