Monopterus albus

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Monopterus albus


Taxonavigation: Synbranchiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Infraclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohort: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohort: Clupeocephala
Cohort: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohort: Neoteleostei
Infracohort: Eurypterygia
Section: Ctenosquamata
Subsection: Acanthomorphata
Division: Euacanthomorphacea
Subdivision: Percomorphaceae
Series: Anabantaria
Ordo: Synbranchiformes

Familia: Synbranchidae
Genus: Monopterus
Species: Monopterus albus


Monopterus albus (Zuiew, 1793)

  • Syntypes: ZIL uncat. (Dhalberg Collection, whereabouts unknown).

Type locality: No locality stated [Suriname]. Originally from Suriname; needs neotype fixation to continue current usage. Distribution: Asia; introduced elsewhere.



  • Cai, X., Yu, S., Mipam, T., Zhang, X. & Yue, B. (in press): Phylogenetic lineages of Monopterus albus (Synbranchiformes: Synbranchidae) in China inferred from mitochondrial control region. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, Article first published online: 15 OCT 2012 doi: 10.1111/jzs.12004
  • Zuiew, B.; 1793: Biga Mvraenarvm, novae species descriptae. Nova Acta Academiae Scientiarum Imperialis Petropolitanae, 7 (for 1789): 296–301, Pl. 7 (figs. 1-2).
  • Monopterus albus in Catalog of Fishes,
    Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & Van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2018. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Asian swamp eel
한국어: 드렁허리
ไทย: ปลาไหล, ปลาไหลนา, ปลาไหลบึง