Saurenchelys gigas

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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: Nettastomatidae
Genus: Saurenchelys

Species: Saurenchelys gigas

Name[edit]

Saurenchelys gigas Lin et al., 2015

  • Holotype: TOU-AE 6530.
  • Paratypes: (10): USNM 408902 (formerly AE5948), 408903 (formerly AE5949); TOU-AE 5883, 5950, 6583, 6645, 6646, 6647, 6648; NMMBP 12465.

Type locality: ollected from the bottom trawl fish market at Daxi, Yilan, northeastern Taiwan, at a depth of approximately 100–200 meter.

Etymology: From the Latin gigas (= giant), referring to its large size.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Giant Duckbill Eel

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