Ophichthys orientalis   McClelland  1844 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii


Synonym (s)
Caecula pterygera non Vahl 1784
Dalophis orientalis McClelland 1844
Lamnastoma orientalis McClelland 1844
Lamnosoma orientalis McClelland 1844
Lamnostoma pictum Kaup 1856
Lamnostomus orientalis McClelland 1844
Sphagebranchus orientalis McClelland 1844

Common Name (s)
• Oriental Worm Eel (English)
• Oriental Worm Eel (English)
• Finny Sand Eel (English)
• Oriental Sand Eel (English)
• Oriental Snake Eel (English)
• Kadal Vilangu (Tamil)
• Manti Bukaro Paumbu (Telugu)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa INDIA
• Maharashtra, Dahanu Creek (Lat: 19.97) (Long: 72.72) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Danda Creek (Lat: 19.6) (Long: 72.72) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Savta Creek (Lat: 19.95) (Long: 72.77) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Venkataramanujam, K (1988) On a sei whale, Balaenoptera borealis stranded at Tuticorin, East coast of India Investigations on Cetacea 21 247-249
  • Ghosh, TK (2002) Ranking of fishes harvested from creeks at Dahanu in west coast of India AFSIB, Mangalore and AoA, Bhubaneswar 319-326 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org

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