Scolecenchelys chilensis

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Taxonavigation: Congroidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
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: Scolecenchelys
Species: Scolecenchelys chilensis


Scolecenchelys chilensis (McCosker, 1970)

  • Holotype: SIO 65-645.
  • Paratypes: 433.

Type locality: South of Pta. Suroeste. northwestern side of Juan Fernández Islands, 33°37'15"S, 78°55'05"W, eastern Pacific.

Etymology: .


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Chilean Worm Eel


  • Hibino, Y. & Kimura, S. 2015. Revision of the Scolecenchelys gymnota species group with descriptions of two new species (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae: Myrophinae). Ichthyological Research 63(1) [2016]: 1–22. DOI: 10.1007/s10228-015-0485-4Reference page
  • McCosker, J. E., 1970: A review of the eel genera Leptenchelys and Muraenichthys, with the descriptions of a new genus, Schismorhynchus, and a new species Muraenichthys chilensis. Pacific Science 24 (4): 506–516.