Scolecenchelys erythraeensis

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Scolecenchelys erythraeensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae
Genus: Scolecenchelys
Species: S. erythraeensis
Binomial name
Scolecenchelys erythraeensis
(Bauchot & Maugé, 1980)
  • Muraenichthys erythraeensis Bauchot & Maugé, 1980
  • Muraenichthys erythraensis Bauchot & Maugé, 1980

Scolecenchelys erythraeensis is an eel in the family Ophichthidae (worm/snake eels).[2] It was described by Marie-Louise Bauchot and André L. Maugé in 1980, originally under the genus Muraenichthys.[3] It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from the western Indian Ocean.[2]


  1. ^ Synonyms of Scolecenchelys erythraeensis at
  2. ^ a b Scolecenchelys erythraeensis at
  3. ^ Bauchot, M.-L. and A. L. Maugé, 1980 (31 Dec.) [ref. 8745] Muraenichthys erythraeensis n. sp. de mer Rouge et première mention de Muraenichthys laticaudata (Ogilby, 1897) en mer Rouge (Pisces, Anguilliformes, Ophichthidae). Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle Ser. 4: Section A: Zoologie, Biologie et Écologie Animales v. 2 (no. 3): 933-939.