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

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Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Lamnostoma kampeni (Weber & de Beaufort, 1916)

Photo by Photo by Pöllabauer, C.
 
Lamnostoma kampeni
[Freshwater snake-eel]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Lamnostoma mindora (Jordan & Richardson, 1908)

Photo by Photo by Wang, T.-Y.
 
Lamnostoma mindora
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Lamnostoma orientalis (McClelland, 1844)

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Lamnostoma orientalis
[Oriental worm-eel]
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Max. Length 32.5 cm

 
Lamnostoma polyophthalmum
[Ocellated sand-eel]
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Max. Length 16.4 cm SL

 
Lamnostoma taylori
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5 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Lamnostoma kampeni Freshwater snake-eel Asia and Oceania 41 TL 1916
Lamnostoma mindora Asia and Oceania 40 TL 1908
Lamnostoma orientalis Oriental worm-eel Indo-West Pacific 36 TL 1844
Lamnostoma polyophthalmum Ocellated sand-eel Indo-Pacific 32.5 1853
Lamnostoma taylori Asia 16.4 SL 1923



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