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

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 27.3 cm TL
Brachysomophis atlanticus Blache & Saldanha, 1972

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Brachysomophis atlanticus
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 159 cm TL
Brachysomophis cirrocheilos (Bleeker, 1857)

Photo by Photo by Erdmann, M.V.
 
Brachysomophis cirrocheilos
[Stargazer snake eel]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Brachysomophis crocodilinus (Bennett, 1833)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Brachysomophis crocodilinus
[Crocodile snake eel]



Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Brachysomophis henshawi Jordan & Snyder, 1904

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Brachysomophis henshawi
[Reptilian snake eel]
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Max. Length 42.1 cm TL

 
Brachysomophis longipinnis
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Max. Length 129.5 cm TL

 
Brachysomophis porphyreus
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13.9 cm TL
Brachysomophis umbonis McCosker & Randall, 2001

Photo by Photo by McCosker & Randall, 2001
 
Brachysomophis umbonis
[Turret snake eel]



7 species

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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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