Myrichthys (Chlevastes) colubrinus   (Boddaert,  1781) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 90 cm.

Color: Brownish white, with 26 to more than 30 black or brown rings, about as wide as the interspaces and extending on the fins. Tip of snout and tip of tail whitish.

Synonym (s)
Muraena colubrina Boddaert, 1781
Muraena annulata Ahl, 1789
Ophisurus alternans Quoy and Gaimard, 1824
Ophisurus fasciatus Richardson, 1844
Ophisurus colubrinus Bleeker, 1856
Pisoodonophis fasciatus Kaup, 1856
Ophisurus fasciatus Bleeker, 1864
Ophisurus fasciatus Kner, 1867
Ophichthys colubrinus Gunther, 1870
Ophichthys colubrinus Klunzinger, 1871
Ophichthys colubrinus Day, 1888
Ophichthys naja de Vis, 1884
Chlevastes colubrinus Jordan and Snyder, 1901
Ophichthus colubrinus Seale, 1901
Chlevastes colubrinus Jordan and Seale, 1906
Ophichthus colubrinus Gunther, 1910
Chlevastes elaps Fowler, 1912

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1916) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago A.J. Reprints agency, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 3 455 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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