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Taxonavigation: Congroidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Elopocephalai
Supercohors: Elopocephala
Cohors/Superordo: Elopomorpha
Ordo: Anguilliformes
Subordo: Congroidei

Familia: Ophichthidae
Subfamilia: Ophichthinae
Genus: Caecula
Species (1): C. pterygera


  • Caecula Vahl, 1794: 149
    • Gender: feminine
    • Type species: Caecula pterygera Vahl, 1794
      • Fixation: subsequent designation by Jordan, 1917: 52 or Smith, 1965 [source: CoF (see link below)]



Primary references[edit]

  • Vahl, M. 1794: Beskrivelse af en nye fiske-slaegt, Caecula. Skrivter af Naturhistorie-Selskabet Kiøbenhavn, 3 (2): 149–156.

Additional references[edit]

  • Böhlke, J.E. & McCosker, J.E. 1975: The status of the ophichthid eel genera Caecula Vahl and Sphagebranchus Bloch, and the description of a new genus and species from fresh waters in Brazil. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 127 (1): 1–11.
  • Jordan, D.S. 1917: The genera of fishes, from Linnaeus to Cuvier, 1758-1833, seventy-five years, with the accepted type of each. A contribution to the stability of scientific nomenclature. (Assisted by Barton Warren Evermann.). Leland Stanford Jr. University Publications, University Series, No. 27: 1–161. BHL
  • McCosker, J. E., Hatooka, K., Ohnishi, N. & Endo, H., 2011: Redescription and designation of a neotype for Aphthalmichthys kuro Kuroda 1947, and its placement in Callechelys (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae). Ichthyological Research, 58: 272–277. DOI: 10.1007/s10228-011-0233-3
  • Smith, J.L.B. 1965: The discovery in Mozambique of the little known eel Ophichthys tenuis Günther, 1870, a redescription of the type of Caecula pterygera Vahl, 1794, notes on other species and on generic relationships. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 13), 7 (84, for Dec. 1964): 711–723, Pls. 15-16.