Ariosoma ophidiophthalmus

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Ariosoma ophidiophthalmus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Ariosoma
Species: A. ophidiophthalmus
Binomial name
Ariosoma ophidiophthalmus
Karmovskaya, 1991

Ariosoma ophidiophthalmus is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[1] It was described by Emma Stanislavovna Karmovskaya in 1991.[2] It is a tropical, marine eel which is known from the Say de Malha Bank in the western Indian Ocean. It is known to dwell at a depth range of 110–115 metres.[1]

The species epithet "ophidiophthalmus" is derived from a Latinized version of the Ancient Greek words "ophis" and "ophthalmus", and refers to the snake-like appearance of the eel's eyes.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Ariosoma ophidiophthalmus at
  2. ^ Karmovskaya, E. S. 1991 [ref. 19225] The new species of conger eels (Congridae) from the western Indian Ocean. Voprosy Ikhtiologii v. 31 (no. 6): 891-897.