Ophidion Linnaeus 1758 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Ophidiiformes - Ophidiidae

Alternative spellings: Ophidium, Otolithus (Ophidium)

Parent taxon: Ophidiidae according to H. L. Fierstine et al. 2012

See also Carroll 1988, Fitch and Lavenberg 1983, Nolf and Steurbaut 1983 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Aequalobythites, Bassozetus, Chilara, Genypterus, Hoplobrotuloides, Lepophidium, Neobythitinae, Nolfophidion, Ophidiidarum, Ophidium voltianum, Otophidium, Sirembinae, Sirembola

Subtaxa: Ophidion ozymandias

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore-parasite

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (2 collections), United States (1: California)

• Pliocene of United States (2: Florida, North Carolina)

• Miocene of Germany (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (1)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (3)

Total: 10 collections including 11 occurrences

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