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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae
Subfamily: Ophichthinae
Genus: Apterichtus
A. M. C. Duméril, 1806
Type species
Caecilia branderiana
Lacépède, 1800

Branderius Rafinesque, 1815
Ophisurapus Kaup, 1856
Typhlotes Fischer, 1813
Verma Jordan & Evermann, 1896

Apterichtus is a genus of fish in the family Ophichthidae.


There are currently 18 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ a b c d e McCosker, J.E. & Hibino, Y. (2015): A review of the finless snake eels of the genus Apterichtus (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae), with the description of five new species. Zootaxa, 3941 (1): 49–78.
  2. ^ Hibino, Y., Shibata, J.-y. & Kimura, S. (2014): Description of a new snake eel, Apterichtus hatookai sp. nov. (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae), from the Pacific coast of Japan. Ichthyological Research, 61 (4): 317-321.
  3. ^ Hibino, Y., McCosker, J.E. & Kimura, S. (2016): A new species of Apterichtus (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) from the Marquesas Islands. Zootaxa, 4117 (1): 146–150.