Glyptophidium macropus

Glyptophidium macropus


Taxonavigation: Ophidiiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ophidiaria
Ordo: Ophidiiformes

Familia: Ophidiidae
Subfamilia: Neobythitinae
Genus: Glyptophidium
Species: Glyptophidium macropus


  • Glyptophidium macropus Alcock, 1894

Lectotype: ZSI F13534. Paralectotypes: ZSI F13529-33 (5), 13635 (1).

Type locality: Bay of Bengal, 13°51'12"N, 80°28'12"E, Investigator station 162, depth 145-250 fathoms.[1]


  • Alcock, A. W.; 1894: Natural history notes from H. M. Indian marine survey steamer `Investigator,'... Series II., No. 11. An account of a recent collection of bathybial fishes from the Bay of Bengal and from the Laccadive Sea. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 63 (pt 2): 115–137, Pls. 6-7.
  • Ginson, J., Cubelio, S. S., Sasidharan, V., Deepu, A. V. & Kurup, B. M.; 2011: Redescription of Bathyal fish Glyptophidium macropus Alcock, 1894, from Indian EEZ (Ophidiiformes: Ophidiidae). Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 118 (2): 137–139.
  • Glyptophidium macropus in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2023. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.