Hoeven's snake eel

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Hoeven's snake eel
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae
Genus: Pisodonophis
Species: P. hoeveni
Binomial name
Pisodonophis hoeveni
(Bleeker, 1853)
  • Ophisurus hoevenii Bleeker, 1853
  • Pisodonophis hoevenii (Bleeker, 1853)

The Hoeven's snake eel[2] (Pisodonophis hoeveni) is an eel in the family Ophichthidae (worm/snake eels).[3] It was described by Pieter Bleeker in 1853, originally under the genus Ophisurus.[4] It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from three specimens found in the Indo-Western Pacific, including Sulawesi, Indonesia, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. It is known to inhabit shallow water and lagoons. Males are known to reach a total length of 22 centimetres (8.7 in).[3]


  1. ^ Synonyms of Pisodonophis hoeveni at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Common names for Pisodonophis hoeveni at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ a b Pisodonophis hoeveni at www.fishbase.org.
  4. ^ Bleeker, P., 1853 [ref. 16912] Vierde bijdrage tot de kennis der ichthyologische fauna van Celebes. Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 5: 153-174.