Yirrkala (fish)

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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae
Subfamily: Ophichthinae
Genus: Yirrkala
Whitley, 1940

Pantonora Smith, 1965

Yirrkala is a genus of eels in the snake eel family Ophichthidae.[1][2] It is named after Yirrkala, an indigenous community in Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory of Australia.[3]


There are currently 15 recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2015). Species of Yirrkala in FishBase. August 2015 version.
  2. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N. and R. Fricke (eds) (2 November 2015). "Catalog of Fishes". California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 17 November 2015.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2015). "Yirrkala chaselingi" in FishBase. August 2015 version.