Irksone eel

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Irksone eel
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae
Genus: Gordiichthys
Species: G. ergodes
Binomial name
Gordiichthys ergodes
McCosker, Böhlke & Böhlke, 1989

The Irksone eel[1] (Gordiichthys ergodes) is an eel in the family Ophichthidae (worm/snake eels).[2] It was described by John E. McCosker, Eugenia Brandt Böhlke, and James Erwin Böhlke in 1989.[3] It is a marine, temperate water-dwelling eel which is known from a single specimen discovered in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico, in the western central Atlantic Ocean. From the holotype, it is known to dwell at a depth range of 10 to 189 metres (33 to 620 ft).[2]


  1. ^ Common names of Gordiichthys ergodes at
  2. ^ a b Gordiichthys ergodes at
  3. ^ McCosker, J. E. , E. B. Böhlke and J. E. Böhlke 1989 [ref. 13288] Family Ophichthidae (pp. 254-412). In: E. B. Böhlke (ed.) [ref. 13282]. Memoirs of the Sears Foundation of Marine Research Mem. 1 (pt 9).