Myrichthys

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Myrichthys colubrinus

Taxonavigation[edit]

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: Ophichthinae
Genus: Myrichthys
Species (11): M. aspetocheiros – M. breviceps – M. colubrinus – M. maculosus – M. magnificus – M. ocellatus – M. paleracio – M. pantostigmius – M. pardalis – M. tigrinus – M. xysturus

Name[edit]

  • Myrichthys Girard, 1859: 58
    • Gender: masculine
    • Type species: Myrichthys tigrinus Girard, 1859
      • Fixation: monotypy

Synonyms[edit]

  • Chlevastes Jordan & Snyder, 1901: 867
    • A review of the apodal fishes or eels of Japan, with descriptions of nineteen new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 23(1239): 837–890.
  • Leiurus Kaup in Duméril, 1856: 198
    • Ichthyologie analytique ou classification des poissons, suivant la méthode naturelle, à l'aide de tableaux synoptiques. Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences: tirés des registres de cette Académie. 27(1): 1–507

References[edit]

  • Girard, C.F. 1859: Ichthyological notices. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 11: 56–68.
  • McCosker, J.E. & Allen, G.R. 2012: Description of a new Snake Eel (Pisces: Ophichthidae: Myrichthys) from the Philippines. aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, 18(1): 35–40.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Snake-eels