Echelus polyspondylus

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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: Echelus
Species: Echelus polyspondylus

Name[edit]

Echelus polyspondylus McCosker & Ho, 2015

  • Holotype: NMMB P 14218.
  • Paratypes: (6), NMMB P 16638, 16639; CAS 236966; ASIZP 63164 (3).

Type locality: Dong-gang, Pingtung, southwestern Taiwan, South China Sea [collected from the fish landing ground near Dong-gang fish market], ca. 200 m depth.

Etymology: From the Greek poly (=many), and spondylos (= vertebrae), in reference to its having more vertebrae than any of its congeners.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Many-vertebrae Snake Eel

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