OPHICHTHIDAE

Golani, Daniel & Fricke, Ronald, 2018, Checklist of the Red Sea Fishes with delineation of the Gulf of Suez, Gulf of Aqaba, endemism and Lessepsian migrants, Zootaxa 4509 (1), pp. 1-215: 27-29

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OPHICHTHIDAE
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OPHICHTHIDAE  

Brachysomophis cirrocheilos (Bleeker 1857)  

Gulf of Suez: ¯

Gulf of Aqaba: Egypt ( Nemtzov et al. 1987; McCosker & Randall 2001), Jordan ( Debelius 2007).

Red Sea main basin: ¯

General distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa east to southern Japan, Philippines and New Guinea.

Callechelys catostoma (Schneider & Forster 1801)  

Gulf of Suez: ¯

Gulf of Aqaba: ¯

Red Sea main basin: Egypt ( Klunzinger 1871, as Ophichthys melanotaenia   ).

General distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa east to Hawaiian and Austral islands.

Callechelys marmorata (Bleeker 1853)  

Gulf of Suez: ¯

Gulf of Aqaba: Egypt ( Lieske & Myers 2010), ( Jordan ( Khalaf 2004).

Red Sea main basin: Egypt ( Klausewitz 1969a).

General distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa east to Society and   Marquesas islands.

Cirrhimuraena playfairii (Günther 1870)  

Gulf of Suez: ¯

Gulf of Aqaba: ¯

Red Sea main basin: Egypt ( Klunzinger 1871, as Ophichthys arenicola   ; Fricke et al. 2015d), Eritrea ( Borsieri 1904, as Ophichthys arenicola   ).

General distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa east to Hawaiian and   Marquesas islands.

* Mixomyrophis longidorsalis Hibino, Kimura & Golani 2015  

Gulf of Suez: ¯

Gulf of Aqaba: Israel (Hibino et al. 2015).

Red Sea main basin: ¯

General distribution: Gulf of Aqaba endemic.

Muraenichthys schultzei Bleeker 1857  

Gulf of Suez: ¯

Gulf of Aqaba: ¯

Red Sea main basin: Egypt ( Goren & Spanier 1985), Sudan ( Bamber 1915, as Muraenichthys schultzii   ), Eritrea ( Gallotti 1973, as Muraenichthys schultzii   ).

General distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa east to Johnston Atoll and Tuamotu Archipelago.

Myrichthys colubrinus (Boddaert 1781)  

Gulf of Suez: ¯

Gulf of Aqaba: ¯

Red Sea main basin: Egypt ( Klunzinger 1871, as Ophichthys colubrinus   ).

General distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa east to Johnston Atoll and Tuamotu Archipelago (but not Hawaiian Islands).

Myrichthys maculosus (Cuvier 1816)  

Gulf of Suez: ¯

Gulf of Aqaba: Egypt ( Lieske & Myers 2010), Jordan ( Khalaf & Disi 1997).

Red Sea main basin: Egypt ( Klunzinger 1871, as Ophichthys maculosus   ), Saudi Arabia (Rüppell 1830, as Muraena tigrina   ; Tortonese 1983), Yemen (Picaglia 1894, as Gymnomuraena tigrina   ).

General distribution: Red Sea, Indo-Pacific: East Africa east to Panama (except for Hawaiian Islands).

Myrophis microchir (Bleeker 1864)  

Gulf of Suez: Egypt ( Dor 1970, as Myrophis uropterus   ; Golani 1999).

Gulf of Aqaba: Egypt ( Dor 1970, as Myrophis uropterus   ).

Red Sea main basin: Egypt ( Dor 1970, as Myrophis uropterus   ).

General distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa east to Marshall and   Marquesas Islands.

*Neenchelys microtretus Bamber 1915

Gulf of Suez: Egypt ( Bamber 1915).

Gulf of Aqaba: ¯

Red Sea main basin: ¯

General distribution: Gulf of Suez endemic.

Ophichthus echeloides (D'Ancona 1928)  

Gulf of Suez: ¯

Gulf of Aqaba: Israel ( McCosker et al. 1993), Jordan ( Khalaf 2004).

Red Sea main basin: Yemen (D'Ancona 1928, as Leptocephalus echeloides   ).

General distribution: Red Sea, northwestern Indian Ocean   : Gulf of Aden.

Ophichthus erabo   ( Jordan & Snyder 1901)

Red Sea: ( Dor 1970, as Ophichthus retifer   ).

Gulf of Suez: ¯

Gulf of Aqaba: ¯

Red Sea main basin: Egypt ( Debelius 2007, as Ophichthus retifer   ).

General distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: South Africa; China and Taiwan to southern Japan.

Phaenomonas cooperae Palmer 1970  

Gulf of Suez: ¯

Gulf of Aqaba: ¯

Red Sea main basin: Egypt ( McCosker 1975).

General distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: Aldabra east to Hawaiian and Marquesas islands.

Phyllophichthus xenodontus Gosline 1951  

Gulf of Suez: ¯

Gulf of Aqaba: Egypt ( Smith et al. 2015).

Red Sea main basin: ¯

General distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa east to Hawaiian, Marquesas and Society islands.

Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848)  

Gulf of Suez: ¯

Gulf of Aqaba: Israel ( Dor & Palmer 1977), Jordan ( Khalaf & Disi 1997).

Red Sea main basin: ¯

General distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa east to French Polynesia.

Scolecenchelys gymnota (Bleeker 1857)  

Gulf of Suez: ¯

Gulf of Aqaba: Jordan ( Khalaf 2004, as Muraenichthys gymnotus   ).

Red Sea main basin: Egypt ( Klunzinger 1871, as Muraenichthys gymnotus   ).

General distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa east to Line Islands and Pitcairn Group. Scolecenchelys iredalei (Whitley 1987)  

Gulf of Suez: Egypt (Hibino & Kimura 2015).

Gulf of Aqaba: Egypt ( Bauchot & Maugé 1980, as Muraenichthys erythraeensis   ), Israel ( Bauchot & Maugé 1980, as Muraenichthys erythraeensis   ).

Red Sea main basin: ¯

General distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa east to southern Japan, Fiji and Tonga.

Scolecenchelys laticaudata (Ogilby 1897)  

Gulf of Suez: Egypt ( Bauchot & Maugé 1980)

Gulf of Aqaba: Egypt ( Bauchot & Maugé 1980), Israel ( Bauchot & Maugé 1980).

Red Sea main basin: Egypt (Hibino & Kimura 2015).

General distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa east to Mariana Islands and Pitcairn Group.

Skythrenchelys macrostomus (Bleeker 1864)  

Gulf of Suez: ¯

Gulf of Aqaba: ¯

Red Sea main basin: Sudan ( Castle & McCosker 1999, as Skythrenchelys lentiginosa   ).

General distribution: Red Sea, western Pacific: eastern Indonesia and Philippines to Samoa.

Remark. Skythrenchelys lentiginosa Castle & McCosker 1999   is a junior synonym of S. macrostomus (Bleeker 1864)   (see Hibino et al. 2013).

* Suculentophichthys nasus Fricke, Golani & Appelbaum-Golani 2015

Gulf of Suez: ¯

Gulf of Aqaba: Israel ( Fricke et al. 2015d).

Red Sea main basin: ¯

General distribution: Gulf of Aqaba endemic.

Xestochilus nebulosus (Smith 1962)  

Gulf of Suez: ¯

Gulf of Aqaba: Israel ( Fricke et al. 2015d).

Red Sea main basin: ¯

General distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Madagascar; Andaman Islands; Indonesia east to Palau, Marshall and Marquesas islands.

Yirrkala tenuis (Günther 1870)  

Gulf of Suez: ¯

Gulf of Aqaba: Egypt ( Fricke et al. 2015d), Israel ( Dor & Palmer 1977, as Pantonora tenuis   ).

Red Sea main basin: Egypt ( Fricke et al. 2015d).

General distribution: Red Sea, western Indian Ocean: East and South Africa, western Mascarenes.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Anguilliformes

Family

Ophichthidae

Loc

OPHICHTHIDAE

Golani, Daniel & Fricke, Ronald 2018
2018
Loc

Mixomyrophis longidorsalis

Hibino, Kimura & Golani 2015
2015