Ophichthus bicolor

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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: Ophichthinae
Genus: Ophichthus
Species: Ophichthus bicolor

Name[edit]

Ophichthus bicolor McCosker & Ho, 2015

  • Holotype: NMMB P 18103.
  • Paratypes: (21), CAS 234696 (2); NMMB P14077, P14082, P16640, P17544, P21657-61 (5), P21662-64 (4), P5791, P17544, P14077, P16624, P16891, P22212.

Type locality: SW Taiwan, Dong-gang, Pingtung, ca. 200 m depth.

Etymology: From Latin bicolor, in reference to its sharply contrasting coloration.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Bicolored Snake Eel

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