Neenchelys diaphora

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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: Myrophinae
Genus: Neenchelys
Species: Neenchelys diaphora


Neenchelys diaphora Ho et al., 2015

  • Holotype: NMMB P17563.
  • Paratypes: NMMB P16304, P17553.

Type locality: Tungkang Fishing Port, SW Taiwan, northern South China Sea.

Etymology: The specific name is from the Greek diaphoros, meaning different. Initially, the holotype was recognized as being closely similar to Neenchelys pelagica. With newly collected specimens, the authors were able to confirm its differentiation and described it as a new species.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Longfin worm eel