Suculentophichthus

Taxonavigation: Congroidei 

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: Elopocephalai
Supercohors: Elopocephala
Cohors/Superordo: Elopomorpha
Ordo: Anguilliformes
Subordo: Congroidei

Familia: Ophichthidae
Subfamilia: Ophichthinae
Genus: Suculentophichthus
Species: S. nasus

NameEdit

Suculentophichthus Fricke et al., 2015

Etymology: The name of the genus is derived from the Latin suculentus, meaning succulent. The name refers to the succulent-leaf shaped snout appendages of the genus, which are characteristic; ophichthus refers to its snake eel identity. The name also alludes to its similarity to Phyllophichthus.

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