Yirrkala insolitus

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Yirrkala insolitus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae
Genus: Yirrkala
Species: Y. insolitus
Binomial name
Yirrkala insolitus
McCosker, 1999

Yirrkala insolitus is an eel in the family Ophichthidae (worm/snake eels).[1] It was described by John E. McCosker in 1999.[2] It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from New Caledonia, in the western Pacific Ocean. It is known to dwell at a depth of 59 metres (194 ft). Females can reach a maximum total length of 25.8 centimetres (10.2 in).[1]

The species epithet "insolitus" means "strange" or "unusual".[1]


  1. ^ a b c Yirrkala insolitus at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ McCosker, J. E., 1999 [ref. 23699] Pisces Anguilliformes: deepwater snake eels (Ophichthidae) from the New Caledonia region, southwest Pacific Ocean. Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (N. S.) (Série A) Zoologie No. 180: 571-588.