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

  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   
  Reference for: Ophichthus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Ophichthus   
  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   
  Publication Place:    
  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   
  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   
  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   
  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   
  Reference for: Ophichthus   

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