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Ophichthys desilvai Bailey & Gans, 1998

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Rediscovered.

 

Distribution

Sri Lanka

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Bailey, R. M. & C. Gans. 1998. Two new synbranchid fishes, Monopterus roseni from peninsular India and M. desilvai from Sri Lanka. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, 726: 1-18.

 

Other references:

Britz, Ralph et al. (2020). Ophichthys desilvai, a poorly known synbranchid eel from Sri Lanka (Teleostei: Synbranchidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters 30(1): 1-16. [Abstract]

Goonatilake, W. L. D. P. T. S. de A. (2000). Rediscovery of endemic brown blind swamp-eel, Monopterus desilvai Bailey & Gans, 1998; family: Synbranchidae, after twenty years from Sri Lanka. Loris 22: 42-44.

 

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