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: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: 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.) 2022. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.

Vernacular names[redaktə]

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