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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae Snake eels
Subfamily: Ophichthinae
Genus: Apterichtus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Apterichtus anguiformis Slender finless eel Eastern Atlantic 49.3 TL 1877
Apterichtus ansp Academy eel Western Atlantic 54 TL 1968
Apterichtus australis Snake eel Western Central Pacific 57 TL 2005
Apterichtus caecus European finless eel Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1758
Apterichtus dunalailai Western Central Pacific 28.9 TL 2015
Apterichtus equatorialis Equatorial eel Eastern Pacific 31.2 TL 1941
Apterichtus flavicaudus Eastern Central Pacific 80 TL 1904
Apterichtus gracilis Eastern Central Atlantic 31.9 TL 1856
Apterichtus hatookai Orange blotched eel Northwest Pacific 53.4 TL 2014
Apterichtus jeffwilliamsi Western Central Pacific 30.5 TL 2015
Apterichtus kendalli Finless eel Western Atlantic 60 TL 1891
Apterichtus keramanus Western Pacific 1997
Apterichtus klazingai Sharpsnout snake eel Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1913
Apterichtus malabar Southwest Pacific 41.4 TL 2015
Apterichtus monodi Eastern Atlantic 49.5 TL 1966
Apterichtus moseri Northwest Pacific 5.0 TL 1901
Apterichtus mysi Eastern Central Pacific 30.1 TL 2015
Apterichtus nariculus Western Pacific 30.8 TL 2015
Apterichtus orientalis Northwest Pacific 44.3 TL 1994
Apterichtus succinus Eastern Central Pacific 17.5 TL 2016



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