Neenchelys pelagica

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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 pelagica

Name[edit]

Neenchelys pelagica Ho et al., 2015

  • Holotype: NMMB P15556.
  • Paratypes: CAS 231943; USNM 401022.

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

Etymology: The specific name is from the Latin pelagica, in reference to its mesopelagic habitat.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Pelagic worm eel

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