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Family: Serrivomeridae Sawtooth eels

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Photo by Román Marcote, E.

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 78 cm TL
Serrivomer beanii Gill & Ryder, 1883

Photo by Román Marcote, E.
Serrivomer beanii
[Stout sawpalate]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific. South

Serrivomer bertini
[Thread eel]
No picture found
Indian Ocean

Serrivomer garmani
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 67 cm TL

Serrivomer jesperseni
[Crossthroat sawpalate]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Atlantic and the Mediterr
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Serrivomer lanceolatoides (Schmidt, 1916)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
Serrivomer lanceolatoides
[Short-tooth sawpalate]
No picture found
Max. Length 63 cm TL

Serrivomer samoensis
[Samoa sawtooth eel]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 65.7 cm TL
Serrivomer schmidti Bauchot-Boutin, 1953

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
Serrivomer schmidti

Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Serrivomer sector Garman, 1899

Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.
Serrivomer sector
[Sawtooth eel]
No picture found
South Atlantic and Pacifi
Max. Length 37.5 cm TL

Stemonidium hypomelas
[Black serrivomerid eel]

9 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Serrivomer beanii Stout sawpalate Atlantic Ocean 78 TL 1883
Serrivomer bertini Thread eel Indo-West Pacific. South 1959
Serrivomer garmani Indian Ocean 1944
Serrivomer jesperseni Crossthroat sawpalate Western Pacific 67 TL 1953
Serrivomer lanceolatoides Short-tooth sawpalate Atlantic and the Mediterr 65 TL 1916
Serrivomer samoensis Samoa sawtooth eel Pacific 63 TL 1959
Serrivomer schmidti Eastern Atlantic 65.7 TL 1953
Serrivomer sector Sawtooth eel Western Pacific 76 TL 1899
Stemonidium hypomelas Black serrivomerid eel South Atlantic and Pacifi 37.5 TL 1905

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