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X. congroides


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: Congridae
Subfamilia: Congrinae
Genus: Xenomystax

Species (5): X. atrarius – X. austrinus – X. bidentatus – X. congroides – X. trucidans


  • Xenomystax Gilbert, 1891: 348.
    • Gender: masculine.
    • Type species: Xenomystax atrarius Gilbert, 1891.
      • Fixation: type by original designation (also monotypic).
  • Etymology: Greek ξενος xenos "stranger"; μυσταξ mustax, μυστακος mustakos "moustache", from μασταξ mastax, μαστακος mastakos "jaws, mouth", from μασαομαι masaomai "to chew".


  • Paraxenomystax Reid, 1940: 1.
    • Gender: masculine.
    • Type species: Paraxenomystax bidentatus Reid, 1940.
      • Fixation: type by original designation.
  • Etymology: Greek παρα para "near"; genus Xenomystax Gilbert, 1891.



Primary references

  • Gilbert, C.H. 1891. Descriptions of apodal fishes from the tropical Pacific. In: Scientific results of explorations by the U. S. Fish Commission steamer Albatross. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 14(856): 347–352. BHL
  • Reid, E.D. 1940. A new genus and species of eel from the Puerto Rican deep. Reports on the collections obtained by the first Johnson-Smithsonian deep-sea expedition to the Puerto Rican deep. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 91(31): 1–5. BHL