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Giant Snake Eel
Ophisurus serpens (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Anguilliformes »  family Ophichthidae - snake eels and worm eels »  genus Ophisurus

Scientific synonyms

Muraena serpens Linnaeus, 1758
Oxystomus serpens (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphagebranchus serpens (Linnaeus, 1758)
Muraena acutirostris Gronow, 1854
Leptorhynchus capensis Smith, 1840
Echelus oxyrinchus Rafinesque, 1810

Other names

= Serpent Eel

Least Concern

Images

Ophisurus serpens - Giant Snake Eel

Author: Pavel Zuber

Ophisurus serpens - Giant Snake Eel

Author: Pavel Zuber

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [1745]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase [http://www.fishbase.org]
CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/18654]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [http://aquatab.net] [as Ophisurus serpens (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [194986]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Ophisurus serpens (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 2 August 2018
EN Australian Faunal Directory [b21a26e1-ab28-49aa-866f-8b11b1a8f7e2]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Ophisurus serpens (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 19 January 2015
CZ Hanel L., Novák J. (2001): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces), 2. Nozdratí (Sarcopterygii), paprskoploutví (Actinopterygii) /mnohoploutví (Polypteriformes) – bezostní (Clupeiformes), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 64 pp. [as Ophisurus serpens (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 5 June 2013

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