Ophichthus shaoi

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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 shaoi

Name[edit]

Ophichthus shaoi McCosker & Ho, 2015

  • Holotype: NMMB P 12228.
  • Paratypes: (12), NMMB P2894, P11147, P13656, P13843, P14079, P14080, P18019, P22182, P17850; CAS 237404, 237403, 237383.

Type locality: Da-xi fish market, Yilan, NE Taiwan, ca. 200 m depth.

Etymology: named in honor of Dr. Kwang-Tsao Shao of the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Long Bodied Snake Eel

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