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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Ophidiiformes
Family: Ophidiidae Cusk-eels
Subfamily: Ophidiinae
Genus: Otophidium

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Max. Length 10.2 cm SL

 
Otophidium chickcharney
[Ghost cusk-eel]
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Max. Length 7.5 cm TL

 
Otophidium dormitator
[Sleeper cusk-eel]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL
Otophidium indefatigabile Jordan & Bollman, 1890

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Otophidium indefatigabile
[Bighead cusk eel]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12.9 cm SL
Otophidium omostigma (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

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Otophidium omostigma
[Polka-dot cusk-eel]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Otophidium chickcharney Ghost cusk-eel Western Central Atlantic 10.2 SL 1959
Otophidium dormitator Sleeper cusk-eel Western Central Atlantic 7.5 TL 1959
Otophidium indefatigabile Bighead cusk eel Eastern Pacific 11.7 SL 1890
Otophidium omostigma Polka-dot cusk-eel Western Atlantic 12.9 SL 1882



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