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Ophisternon bengalense


Ophisternon bengalense was originally described as Ophisternon bengalense by McClelland in 1844. It belongs to the family Synbranchidae. It is commonly known as Onegilled eel but has many other common names such as Onegilled eel in Australia, One-gilled eel in Papua New Guinea, Nipa-nipa in Philippines, Pygmy eel in India, Bamosh in Bangladesh. more common names It is found in Fresh and Brackish water.
Species   bengalense
AuthorWI   McClelland [J.]
AuthorNI   McClelland
Qualification   ---
Year   1844
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Synbranchiformes Synbranchiformes
Family   Synbranchidae
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Genus   Ophisternon
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Synbranchiformes
Family   Synbranchidae
Genus   Ophisternon
Original Name   Ophisternon        
Taxon Name   bengalensis
Original Combination   Ophisternon bengalensis
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Ophisternon bengalensis
OriginalSubGenus   Ophisternon
Original Author   McClelland
Original AuthorWI   McClelland [J.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1844
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Bengal, India.
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   BMNH 1860.3.19.765
Page   197, 204, 220
Illustrations   Pl. 11 (fig. 1)

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Ophisternon bengalense
Current Species bengalense
Current Genus Ophisternon
Current AuthorWI McClelland [J.]
Current AuthorNI McClelland
Current Year 1844
Current Family Synbranchidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat freshwater, brackish.        
Water Fresh and Brackish water

Current Summary   Valid as Ophisternon bengalense  McClelland 1844. Synbranchidae.
Name History   •Valid as Ophisternon bengalense McClelland 1844 -- (Rosen & Greenwood 1976:51 [ref. 7094], Paxton et al. 1989:436 [ref. 12442], Ataur Rahman 1989:51 [ref. 24860] as bengalensis, Pethiyagoda 1991:205 [ref. 20075], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:780 [ref. 20764], Allen 1991:110 [ref. 21090], Kottelat et al. 1993:101 [ref. 23448], Rainboth 1996:177 [ref. 22772], Bailey & Gans 1998:6 [ref. 23296], Menon 1999:282 [ref. 24904], Pusey et al. 2000:72 [ref. 24466], Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:604 [ref. 25122], Allen et al. 2000:91 [ref. 27467] dated 1845, Allen et al. 2002:174 [ref. 25930], Ataur Rahman 2003:66 [ref. 31338], Hoese & Gates 2006:860 [ref. 28997], Larson et al. 2013:78 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:309 [ref. 32989]).

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aenigmaticum Ophisternon aenigmaticum Rosen [D. E.] & Greenwood [P. H.] 1976Valid
afer Ophisternon afer (Boulenger [G. A.] 1909)Synonym
afrum Ophisternon afrum (Boulenger [G. A.] 1909)Valid
bengalensis Ophisternon bengalensis McClelland [J.] 1844Synonym
candidum Ophisternon candidum (Mees [G. F.] 1962)Valid
gutturale Ophisternon gutturale (Richardson [J.] 1845)Valid
hepaticus Ophisternon hepaticus McClelland [J.] 1844Synonym
infernale Ophisternon infernale (Hubbs [C. L.] 1938)Valid
microphthalmus Ophisternon microphthalmus (Bleeker [P.] 1851)Synonym
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