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Ophichthus
Ahl 1789

Genus   Ophichthus
AuthorWI   Ahl [J. N.]
AuthorNI   Ahl
Qualification   ---
Year   1789
Status   Valid
Gender   masculine
Water   Salt water
Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Anguilliformes
Family   Ophichthidae
Subfamily   Ophichthinae
Tribe   ---
Original Genus   Ophichthus
Original Family   Ophichthidae
Original Sub Family   Ophichthinae
Original Year   1789
Gender   masculine

Type Species   Muraena ophis
Type Species AuthorWI   Linnaeus [C.]
Type Species AuthorNI   Linnaeus
Type Species Qualification   ---
Type Species Year   1758
Type Designation   Type by subsequent designation
Current Genus   Ophichthus
Current Year   1789
Current Family   Ophichthidae
Current Subfamily   Hypostominae
Current Summary   Valid as Ophichthus  Ahl 1789. Ophichthidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Ophichthus  Thunberg 1789 -- (Kottelat 2013:45 [ref. 32989] and see discussion on p. 46 [but Ahl was an eel expert and we doubt if Thunberg wrote this section]). • Valid as Ophichthus  Ahl 1789 -- (Blache et al. 1973:247 [ref. 7185], McCosker 1977:79 [ref. 6836], Karrer 1982:73 [ref. 5679], Asano in Masuda et al. 1984:31 [ref. 6441], McCosker & Castle 1986:182 [ref. 5690], Asano 1987 [ref. 6705], Paxton et al. 1989:119 [ref. 12442], McCosker et al. 1989:379 [ref. 13288], Kuang in Pan et al. 1991:61 [ref. 23876] as Ophichthys, McCosker & Rosenblatt 1998:398 [ref. 23645], McCosker 1999:574 [ref. 23699], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:100 [ref. 24550], Smith & McCosker 1999:1667 [ref. 24715], McCosker 2003:733 [ref. 26993], McCosker et al. 2006:271 [ref. 29006], Fricke et al. 2009:19 [ref. 30213], McCosker 2010:2 [ref. 30840], Zhang et al. 2010:329 [ref. 31511], McCosker et al. 2012:6 [ref. 31982]).
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