Scolecenchelys robusta

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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/Superclassis: 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 robusta

Name[edit]

Scolecenchelys robusta Hibino & Kimura, 2015

  • Holotype: SMNS 20817.
  • Paratypes (7): MNHN 1988-0426 (1); SMNS 16880 (1), 20733 (1), 20734 (1), 21067 (2); USNM 342240 (1).

Type locality: Réunion.

Etymology: The specific name is derived from its robust body, i.e., body depth deeper than that of its congeners.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Robust Worm Eel

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