Ophichthus Ahl 1789,

Bogorodsky, Sergey V., Mal, Ahmad O. & Alpermann, Tilman J., 2020, Description of a new snake eel Ophichthus olivaceus (Teleostei: Anguilliformes Ophichthidae) from the Red Sea, Zootaxa 4750 (1), pp. 31-48: 33

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4750.1.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A4901CAE-B053-4FE3-AECA-A7C1DF74B895

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3706321

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Ophichthus Ahl 1789
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Ophichthus Ahl 1789 

Ophichthus Ahl 1789: 5  , type species Muraena ophis Linnaeus 1758  , type by subsequent designation.

Diagnosis. Body moderately to very elongate, cylindrical, but compressed posteriorly; tail length usually more than half of TL. Dorsal-fin origin above or behind gill openings. Pectoral fins developed, slender or paddle-shaped. Snout and jaws moderately elongate; lips without numerous barbels or fringes; some species with one or two small barbels along upper lip on each side of snout. Anterior nostrils tubular; posterior nostrils open into mouth or along lower edge of upper lip. Eyes moderately to well-developed. Teeth conical and numerous, never caniniform, and uniserial or multiserial on jaws and vomer. Coloration variable, often marked, but generally uniform and darker dorsally. A worldwide revision is needed as several subgenera are recognizable within the genus.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Anguilliformes

Family

Ophichthidae

Loc

Ophichthus Ahl 1789

Bogorodsky, Sergey V., Mal, Ahmad O. & Alpermann, Tilman J. 2020
2020
Loc

Ophichthus

Ahl, J. N. 1789: 5