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Taxonomic Serial No.: 635313

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Tribe  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderAnguilliformes  – eels, anguilles  
                                  FamilyOphichthidae  – worm eels, snake eels, serpents de mer, tiesos  
                                     SubfamilyOphichthinae  – snake eels  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Genus Aplatophis Böhlke, 1956  
                                           Genus Brachysomophis Kaup, 1856  
                                           Genus Echelus Rafinesque, 1810  
                                           Genus Echiophis Kaup, 1856  
                                           Genus Elapsopis Kaup, 1856  
                                           Genus Evips McCosker, 1972  
                                           Genus Herpetoichthys Kaup, 1856  
                                           Genus Hyphalophis McCosker and Böhlke, 1982  
                                           Genus Kertomichthys McCosker and Böhlke, 1982  
                                           Genus Leiuranus Bleeker, 1853  
                                           Genus Lethogoleos McCosker and Böhlke, 1982  
                                           Genus Malvoliophis Whitley, 1934  
                                           Genus Myrichthys Girard, 1859  
                                           Genus Mystriophis Kaup, 1856  
                                           Genus Ophichthus Ahl, 1789 – snake eels 
                                           Genus Ophisurus Lacepède, 1800  
                                           Genus Phyllophichthus Gosline, 1951  
                                           Genus Pisodonophis Kaup, 1856  
                                           Genus Quassiremus Jordan and Davis, 1891  
                                           Genus Scytalichthys Jordan and Davis, 1891  
                                           Genus Xyrias Jordan and Snyder, 1901  

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  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   
  Reference for: Ophichthini   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): McCosker, John E.  
  Publication Date: 1977   
  Article/Chapter Title: The osteology, classification, and relationships of the eel family Ophichthidae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, ser. 4, vol. 41, no. 1   
  Page(s): 1-123   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Ophichthini   

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