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Published: 2022-09-23

Additional description on morphology of the Misol snake eel from Taiwan, with four verified barcodes of life sequences

Department of Aquaculture, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 202, Taiwan
Department of Aquaculture, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 202, Taiwan. Center of Excellence for the Oceans, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan
Center of Excellence for the Oceans, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan. Institute of Marine Biology, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 202, Taiwan.
Pisces Ophichthidae Anguilliformes barcode of life CO1 sequence mitochondrial DNA

Abstract

An additional description of the Misol snake eel Yirrkala misolensis (Günther, 1872) is reported on the basis of 9 specimens collected from Dong-gang and Ke-tzu-liao, southwestern Taiwan. The species was previously reported from Indonesia and Australia and then extends northward to Taiwan and Japan, and was lacking adequate characterization on morphology. A detail description, fine condition of fresh photographs and 4 partial CO1 sequences are provided for the first time.

 

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