SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=66) AND ((Families.Order)= 'Anguilliformes') AND ((Species.Genus) = 'Scolecenchelys') AND ((Species.Subfamily) = 'Myrophinae') And ((FAMILIES.Class)='Actinopterygii') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae Snake eels
Subfamily: Myrophinae
Genus: Scolecenchelys

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Scolecenchelys acutirostris
[Sharpnose worm eel]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm TL

 
Scolecenchelys aoki
[Misaki worm eel]

Photo by Good, P.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Scolecenchelys australis (Macleay, 1881)

Photo by Good, P.
 
Scolecenchelys australis
[Shortfinned worm eel]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 31.4 cm TL

 
Scolecenchelys brevicaudata
[Short tail worm eel]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Scolecenchelys breviceps (Günther, 1876)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Scolecenchelys breviceps
[Short-headed worm eel]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 58 cm TL

 
Scolecenchelys castlei
[Deepwater big-eyed worm eel]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 28.4 cm SL

 
Scolecenchelys chilensis
[Chilean worm eel]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15.5 cm TL
Scolecenchelys cookei (Fowler, 1928)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scolecenchelys cookei
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No picture found
Northwestern Pacific
Max. Length 26.5 cm TL

 
Scolecenchelys fuscogularis
[Dark throat worm eel]
No picture found
Western Pacific.

 
Scolecenchelys godeffroyi
[Godeffroy]

Photo by Williams, J.T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Scolecenchelys gymnota (Bleeker, 1857)

Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Scolecenchelys gymnota
[Indo-Pacific slender worm-eel]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Scolecenchelys iredalei
[Coral worm eel]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Scolecenchelys laticaudata (Ogilby, 1897)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Scolecenchelys laticaudata
[Redfin worm-eel]

Photo by Krumme, U.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Scolecenchelys macroptera (Bleeker, 1857)

Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Scolecenchelys macroptera
[Narrow worm eel]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific

 
Scolecenchelys nicholsae
[Nichols' worm eel]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 33.4 cm TL

 
Scolecenchelys profundorum
[Deepwater worm eel]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Scolecenchelys puhioilo
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 29 cm TL

 
Scolecenchelys robusta
[Robust worm eel]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Scolecenchelys vermiformis
[]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Scolecenchelys xorae (Smith, 1958)

Photo by SFSA
 
Scolecenchelys xorae
[Orangehead worm-eel]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Scolecenchelys acutirostris Sharpnose worm eel Western Pacific 10 TL 1916
Scolecenchelys aoki Misaki worm eel Northwest Pacific 46 TL 1901
Scolecenchelys australis Shortfinned worm eel Southwest Pacific 40 TL 1881
Scolecenchelys brevicaudata Short tail worm eel Western Pacific 31.4 TL 2015
Scolecenchelys breviceps Short-headed worm eel Eastern Indian Ocean 60 TL 1876
Scolecenchelys castlei Deepwater big-eyed worm eel Southwest Pacific 58 TL 2006
Scolecenchelys chilensis Chilean worm eel Southeast Pacific 28.4 SL 1970
Scolecenchelys cookei Eastern Central Pacific 15.5 TL 1928
Scolecenchelys fuscogularis Dark throat worm eel Northwestern Pacific 26.5 TL 2013
Scolecenchelys godeffroyi Godeffroy Western Pacific. 1909
Scolecenchelys gymnota Indo-Pacific slender worm-eel Indo-Pacific 38 TL 1857
Scolecenchelys iredalei Coral worm eel Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1927
Scolecenchelys laticaudata Redfin worm-eel Indo-Pacific 35 TL 1897
Scolecenchelys macroptera Narrow worm eel Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1857
Scolecenchelys nicholsae Nichols' worm eel Southwest Pacific 1904
Scolecenchelys profundorum Deepwater worm eel Southeast Pacific 33.4 TL 1995
Scolecenchelys puhioilo Eastern Central Pacific 1979
Scolecenchelys robusta Robust worm eel Western Indian Ocean 29 TL 2015
Scolecenchelys vermiformis Western Indian Ocean 1866
Scolecenchelys xorae Orangehead worm-eel Western Indian Ocean 25 TL 1958



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