Ophichthus asakusae

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Ophichthus asakusae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae
Genus: Ophichthus
Species: O. asakusae
Binomial name
Ophichthus asakusae
Jordan & Snyder, 1901

Ophichthus asakusae is an eel in the family Ophichthidae (worm/snake eels).[1] It was described by David Starr Jordan and John Otterbein Snyder in 1901.[2] It is a marine, temperate water-dwelling eel which is known from Japan, in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Males can reach a maximum total length of 70 centimetres (28 in).[1]


  1. ^ a b Ophichthus asakusae at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Jordan, D. S. and J. O. Snyder, 1901 (28 Aug.) [ref. 2508] A review of the apodal fishes or eels of Japan, with descriptions of nineteen new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 23 (no. 1239): 837-890.