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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4060.1.8

A new species of the worm-eel genus Neenchelys (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) from southern Taiwan

HSUAN-CHING HO, KAR-HOE LOH

Abstract


A new ophichthid worm-eel, Neenchelys gracilis sp. nov., is described from a specimen collected from southwestern Taiwan. It differs from its congeners by having: a minute pectoral fin, many filamentous cirri on the anterior nostril rim; a very slender body; a very small gill opening; and a vertebral formula of 30-78-200.

 


Keywords


Pisces, Anguilliformes, Ophichthidae, Myrophinae, Taiwan

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