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

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Brachysomophis atlanticus Eastern Atlantic 27.3 TL 1972
Brachysomophis cirrocheilos Stargazer snake eel Indo-West Pacific 159 TL 1857
Brachysomophis crocodilinus Crocodile snake eel Indo-Pacific 120 TL 1833
Brachysomophis henshawi Reptilian snake eel Indo-Pacific. 120 TL 1904
Brachysomophis longipinnis Northwest Pacific 42.1 TL 2001
Brachysomophis porphyreus Northwest Pacific 129.5 TL 1846
Brachysomophis umbonis Turret snake eel Indo-West Pacific 13.9 TL 2001



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