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Ophisternon candidum

(Mees 1962)

Ophisternon candidum was originally described as Anommatophasma candidum by Mees in 1962. It belongs to the family Synbranchidae. It is commonly known as Blind cave eel and is known Blind cave eel in Australia, Blind cave eel in USA, Blind freshwater eel in USA. more common names It is found in Fresh and Brackish water.
Species   candidum
AuthorWI   Mees [G. F.]
AuthorNI   Mees
Qualification   ---
Year   1962
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   Anommatophasma        
Taxon Name   candidum
Original Combination   Anommatophasma candidum
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Anommatophasma candidum
OriginalSubGenus   Anommatophasma
Original Author   Mees
Original AuthorWI   Mees [G. F.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1962
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Tantabiddi Well, Yardie Creek Station, North West Cape, Western Australia.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Hutchins & Smith 1991:16 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:17 [ref. 30117]
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   WAM P.4917-001
Page   27

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Ophisternon candidum
Current Species candidum
Current Genus Ophisternon
Current AuthorWI Mees [G. F.]
Current AuthorNI Mees
Current Year 1962
Current Family Synbranchidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat freshwater, brackish.        
Water Fresh and Brackish water

Current Summary   Valid as Ophisternon candidum  (Mees 1962). Synbranchidae.
Name History   •Valid as Ophisternon candidum (Mees 1962) -- (Rosen & Greenwood 1976:51 [ref. 7094], Paxton et al. 1989:436 [ref. 12442], Humphreys 1999:469 [ref. 24250], Unmack 2001:1062 [ref. 25797], Hutchins 2001:27 [ref. 25847], Allen et al. 2002:175 [ref. 25930], Romero & Paulson 2001:33 [ref. 26040], Humphreys 2001:297 [ref. 26398], Proudlove 2006:185 [ref. 28992], Chakrabarty 2010:26 [ref. 30921], Morgan et al. 2014:29 [ref. 36567], Moore 2018:[2] 161 [ref. 36551]).

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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
bengalense Ophisternon bengalense McClelland [J.] 1844Valid
bengalensis Ophisternon bengalensis McClelland [J.] 1844Synonym
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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