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Gnathophis Kaup, 1860

Body elongate, scaleless, anterior nostril opening in a short tube at snout extremity; posterior nostril near anterior edge of eye. In both jaws, bands of conical or granular teeth; labial flange narrow, including the distal extremities of preorbital bones. Gill openings lateral, crescentiform. Dorsal and anal fins confluent with caudal fin, their finrays segmented. Pelvic fins absent.

See family for biology, etc.

Species about 10; in Clofnam area 2.

Recent revisions: Saldanha (1967), Smith (1971), Maul (1972 on a regional basis only).

Genus Gnathophis