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Callechelys muraena

Jordan & Evermann

Callechelys muraena was originally described as Callechelys muraena by Jordan & Evermann in 1887. It belongs to the family Ophichthidae and subfamily Ophichthinae. It is commonly known as Blotched snake-eel and is known Blotched snake eel in USA (contiguous states), tieso moteado in USA (contiguous states), blotched snake eel in USA (contiguous states). more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   muraena
AuthorWI   Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.]
AuthorNI   Jordan & Evermann
Qualification   ---
Year   1887
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Anguilliformes Anguilliformes
Family   Ophichthidae
Ophichthinae Ophichthinae
Genus   Callechelys
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Anguilliformes
Family   Ophichthidae
Subfamily   Ophichthinae
Genus   Callechelys
Original Name   Callechelys        
Taxon Name   muraena
Original Combination   Callechelys muraena
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Callechelys muraena
OriginalSubGenus   Callechelys
Original Author   Jordan & Evermann
Original AuthorWI   Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1887
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Ophichthinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Snapper banks, between Pensacola and Tampa Bay, Florida, U.S.A.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Smith 1994:29 [ref. 21917].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   USNM 37996
Journal   Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus.
Citation   v. 9 (no. 586)
Page   466

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Callechelys muraena
Current Species   muraena
Current Genus Callechelys
Current AuthorWI Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.]
Current AuthorNI   Jordan & Evermann
Current Year   1887
Current Family Ophichthidae
Current Subfamily
Ophichthinae Ophichthinae

Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Depth Range From 27 to 115 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Callechelys muraena  Jordan & Evermann 1887. Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae.
Name History   •Mention -- (McCosker 1977:63 [ref. 6836]). •Valid as Callechelys muraena Jordan & Evermann 1887 -- (Robins & Ray 1986:61 [ref. 23100], Scott & Scott 1988:85 [ref. 25518], McCosker et al. 1989:310 [ref. 13288], Leiby in Smith 1989:894 [ref. 13285], McAllister 1990:48 [ref. 14674], Boschung 1992:34 [ref. 23239], McCosker 1998:203 [ref. 23298], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:260 [ref. 23897], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:149 [ref. 27754], McCosker 2003:732 [ref. 26993], Nelson et al. 2004:62 [ref. 27807], McCosker et al. 2011:275 [ref. 31452], Page et al. 2013:62 [ref. 32708]).

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bilinearis Callechelys bilinearis Kanazawa [R. H.] 1952Valid
bitaeniata Callechelys bitaeniata (Peters [W. C. H.] 1877)Valid
canaliculatus Callechelys canaliculatus Smith [J. L. B.] 1958Synonym
catostoma Callechelys catostoma (Schneider [J. G.] (ex Forster) in Bloch & Schneider 1801)Valid
catostomus Callechelys catostomus (Schneider [J. G.] (ex Forster) in Bloch & Schneider 1801)Synonym
cliffi Callechelys cliffi Böhlke [J. E.] & Briggs [J. C.] 1954Valid
eristigma Callechelys eristigma McCosker [J. E.] & Rosenblatt [R. H.] 1972Valid
eristigmus Callechelys eristigmus McCosker [J. E.] & Rosenblatt [R. H.] 1972Synonym
fijiensis Callechelys fijiensis Seale [A.] 1935Synonym
galapagensis Callechelys galapagensis McCosker [J. E.] & Rosenblatt [R. H.] 1972Valid
guichenoti Callechelys guichenoti Kaup [J. J.] 1856Synonym
guineensis Callechelys guineensis (Osório [B.] 1893)Valid
holochroma Callechelys holochroma (Ginsburg [I.] 1951)Synonym
kuro Callechelys kuro (Kuroda [N.] 1947)Valid
leucoptera Callechelys leucoptera (Cadenat [J.] 1954)Valid
longissimus Callechelys longissimus Cadenat [J.] & Marchal [E.] 1963Synonym
lutea Callechelys lutea Snyder [J. O.] 1904Valid
luteus Callechelys luteus Snyder [J. O.] 1904Synonym
maculatus Callechelys maculatus Chu [Y.-T.], Wu [H.-L.] & Jin [X.-B.] 1981Valid
marmorata Callechelys marmorata (Bleeker [P.] 1854)Valid
marmoratus Callechelys marmoratus (Bleeker [P.] 1854)Synonym
melanotaenia Callechelys melanotaenia Bleeker [P.] 1864Synonym
melanotaenius Callechelys melanotaenius Bleeker [P.] 1864Synonym
myersi Callechelys myersi Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1932Synonym
nebulosus Callechelys nebulosus Smith [J. L. B.] 1962Synonym
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