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1 January 2007 Redescription of Yirrkala gjellerupi, a Poorly Known Freshwater Indo-Pacific Snake Eel (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae)
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Yirrkala gjellerupi (Weber & de Beaufort, 1916), unknown since the brief and unfigured original description of the holotype from New Guinea, is herein diagnosed, described, and illustrated, based on specimens recently captured in a Fijian freshwater stream. Other eels collected there and nearby include Anguilla megastoma, A. obscura, Lamnostoma kampeni, and an unidentified moringuid. Living far from the sea is very atypical for an adult ophichthid.

John E. Mccosker, David Boseto, and Aaron Jenkins "Redescription of Yirrkala gjellerupi, a Poorly Known Freshwater Indo-Pacific Snake Eel (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae)," Pacific Science 61(1), 141-144, (1 January 2007). https://doi.org/10.1353/psc.2007.0009
Accepted: 1 February 2006; Published: 1 January 2007
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