Muraenichthys velinasalis

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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/Superclassis: 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: Myrophinae
Genus: Muraenichthys
Species: Muraenichthys velinasalis


Muraenichthys velinasalis Hibino & Kimura, 2015

  • Holotype: USNM 313976.
  • Paratypes: (4), AMS I.17472-073, I.20463-060; ANSP 124398; USNM 396145.

Type locality: Bay between Ken-Ting and Ta-Yuan Shan, Taiwan, 21°55'30"N, 120°48'00"E, depth 5–8 m.

Etymology: name is derived from the Latin meaning “veiled nostril”, in reference to the posterior nostril concealed by a large flap.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Curtain-nose Worm Eel