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Swamp Eels

Compiler and date details

20 April 2011 - Douglass F. Hoese, Jennifer E. Gates & Dianne J. Bray


This order includes three families and about 100 species of largely freshwater species found worldwide (Nelson 2006 following Johnson & Patterson 1993). All species are characterised by an elongate body with a ventral gill opening. Johnson & Patterson (1993) suggested a relationship with atheriniform, mugiliform and gasterosteiform fishes.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
20-May-2011 20-May-2011 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)