Ophichthids (Ophichthidae: Anguilliformes) within the body cavity of marine fishes: Pseudoparasites?

W. Isbert, F. E. Montero, M. Fernández, A. Lombarte, M. Sacanell, C. Orejas

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    Three snake eels (Ophichthidae) were found in three common pandoras (Pagellus erythrinus) from the north-western Mediterranean: two in the stomach and one embedded in the body cavity. This incidence corroborates previous records of snake eels found within fish. The role of the eels as possible prey, parasites or pseudoparasites is briefly discussed. © 2011 Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numbere33
    JournalMarine Biodiversity Records
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2011


    • Apterichtus
    • common pandora
    • Ophichthidae
    • prey
    • pseudoparasitism
    • western Mediterranean


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