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Family: Ophichthidae Snake eels



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Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 43.3 cm TL
Ahlia egmontis (Jordan, 1884)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Ahlia egmontis
[Key worm eel]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Allips concolor
[]

Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 84 cm TL
Aplatophis chauliodus Böhlke, 1956

Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.
 
Aplatophis chauliodus
[Fangtooth snake-eel]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 103.9 cm TL
Aplatophis zorro McCosker & Robertson, 2001

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Aplatophis zorro
[Snaggle-toothed snake-eel]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL

 
Aprognathodon platyventris
[Stripe eel]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 49.3 cm TL
Apterichtus anguiformis (Peters, 1877)

Photo by FAO
 
Apterichtus anguiformis
[Slender finless eel]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 54 cm TL
Apterichtus ansp (Böhlke, 1968)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Apterichtus ansp
[Academy eel]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 57 cm TL
Apterichtus australis McCosker & Randall, 2005

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Apterichtus australis
[Snake eel]

Photo by Suárez, C.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Apterichtus caecus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Suárez, C.
 
Apterichtus caecus
[European finless eel]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 28.9 cm TL

 
Apterichtus dunalailai
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 31.2 cm TL
Apterichtus equatorialis (Myers & Wade, 1941)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Apterichtus equatorialis
[Equatorial eel]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Apterichtus flavicaudus (Snyder, 1904)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Apterichtus flavicaudus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 31.9 cm TL

 
Apterichtus gracilis
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 53.4 cm TL
Apterichtus hatookai Hibino, Shibata & Kimura, 2014

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Apterichtus hatookai
[Orange blotched eel]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 30.5 cm TL

 
Apterichtus jeffwilliamsi
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Apterichtus kendalli
[Finless eel]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Apterichtus keramanus
[]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Apterichtus klazingai (Weber, 1913)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Apterichtus klazingai
[Sharpsnout snake eel]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 41.4 cm TL

 
Apterichtus malabar
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 49.5 cm TL

 
Apterichtus monodi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.0 cm TL

 
Apterichtus moseri
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30.1 cm TL

 
Apterichtus mysi
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 30.8 cm TL

 
Apterichtus nariculus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 44.3 cm TL

 
Apterichtus orientalis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 17.5 cm TL

 
Apterichtus succinus
[]

Photo by Equipe TAMAR / Carvalho Filho et al

Southwest Atlantic

Asarcenchelys longimanus McCosker, 1985

Photo by Equipe TAMAR / Carvalho Filho et al
 
Asarcenchelys longimanus
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL

 
Bascanichthys bascanium
[Sooty eel]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 77 cm TL
Bascanichthys bascanoides Osburn & Nichols, 1916

Photo by FAO
 
Bascanichthys bascanoides
[Sooty sand eel]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 82.5 cm TL
Bascanichthys ceciliae Blache & Cadenat, 1971

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Bascanichthys ceciliae
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 88 cm TL
Bascanichthys cylindricus Meek & Hildebrand, 1923

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Bascanichthys cylindricus
[Round sand-eel]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Bascanichthys deraniyagalai
[Indian longtailed sand-eel]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Bascanichthys fijiensis
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Bascanichthys filaria
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic.

 
Bascanichthys inopinatus
[]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 54 cm TL
Bascanichthys kirkii (Günther, 1870)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Bascanichthys kirkii
[Longtailed sand-eel]
No picture found
Indian Ocean

 
Bascanichthys longipinnis
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Bascanichthys myersi
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Bascanichthys panamensis Meek & Hildebrand, 1923

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Bascanichthys panamensis
[Panama sand eel]

Photo by Rotundo, M.M.

Atlantic
Max. Length 62.3 cm TL
Bascanichthys paulensis Storey, 1939

Photo by Rotundo, M.M.
 
Bascanichthys paulensis
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.

 
Bascanichthys pusillus
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 76 cm TL

 
Bascanichthys scuticaris
[Whip eel]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 23.7 cm TL

 
Bascanichthys sibogae
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Benthenchelys cartieri
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Benthenchelys indicus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Benthenchelys pacificus
[]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

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

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Brachysomophis atlanticus
[]

Photo by Erdmann, M.V.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 159 cm TL
Brachysomophis cirrocheilos (Bleeker, 1857)

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Brachysomophis henshawi
[Reptilian snake eel]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 42.1 cm TL

 
Brachysomophis longipinnis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 129.5 cm TL

 
Brachysomophis porphyreus
[]

Photo by McCosker & Randall, 2001

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

Photo by McCosker & Randall, 2001
 
Brachysomophis umbonis
[Turret snake eel]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Caecula kuro
[]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Caecula pterygera
[Finny snake eel]

Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 170 cm TL
Callechelys bilinearis Kanazawa, 1952

Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.
 
Callechelys bilinearis
[Twostripe snake eel]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 82 cm TL

 
Callechelys bitaeniata
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 85 cm TL
Callechelys catostoma (Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Callechelys catostoma
[Black-striped snake eel]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 45.5 cm SL
Callechelys cliffi Böhlke & Briggs, 1954

Photo by FAO
 
Callechelys cliffi
[Sandy ridgefin eel]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 113 cm SL
Callechelys eristigma McCosker & Rosenblatt, 1972

Photo by FAO
 
Callechelys eristigma
[Spotted ridgefin eel]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Callechelys galapagensis
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 108 cm TL
Callechelys guineensis (Osório, 1893)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Callechelys guineensis
[Shorttail snake eel]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 73 cm TL

 
Callechelys leucoptera
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 104 cm TL
Callechelys lutea Snyder, 1904

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Callechelys lutea
[Yellow-spotted snake eel]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 33.8 cm TL

 
Callechelys maculatus
[]

Photo by Adams, M.J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 87 cm TL
Callechelys marmorata (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Callechelys marmorata
[Marbled snake eel]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Callechelys muraena
[Blotched snake eel]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 55.1 cm TL
Callechelys papulosa McCosker, 1998

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Callechelys papulosa
[Blistered snake eel]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 46.4 cm TL

 
Callechelys randalli
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 80.1 cm TL

 
Callechelys springeri
[Ridgefin eel]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Caralophia loxochila Böhlke, 1955

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Caralophia loxochila
[Slantlip eel]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Cirrhimuraena calamus
[Fringelip snake eel]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Cirrhimuraena cheilopogon
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 54.8 cm SL

 
Cirrhimuraena chinensis
[]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Cirrhimuraena inhacae (Smith, 1962)

Photo by SFSA
 
Cirrhimuraena inhacae
[Inhaca fringelip]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Cirrhimuraena oliveri
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Cirrhimuraena orientalis
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.

 
Cirrhimuraena paucidens
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Cirrhimuraena playfairii (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhimuraena playfairii
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific.

 
Cirrhimuraena tapeinoptera
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 52.1 cm TL

 
Cirrhimuraena yuanding
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm

 
Cirricaecula johnsoni
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 22.8 cm TL

 
Cirricaecula macdowelli
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 57.4 cm TL

 
Dalophis boulengeri
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 53.5 cm TL

 
Dalophis cephalopeltis
[]

Photo by Blanco Moreno, J.M.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Dalophis imberbis (Delaroche, 1809)

Photo by Blanco Moreno, J.M.
 
Dalophis imberbis
[Armless snake eel]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 15.3 cm TL

 
Dalophis multidentatus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 38.8 cm TL

 
Dalophis obtusirostris
[]

Photo by Neto, G.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Echelus myrus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Neto, G.
 
Echelus myrus
[Painted eel]

Photo by Reiner, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 48.5 cm TL
Echelus pachyrhynchus (Vaillant, 1888)

Photo by Reiner, F.
 
Echelus pachyrhynchus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 56.7 cm TL

 
Echelus polyspondylus
[Many-vertebrae snake eel]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Echelus uropterus
[Finned worm eel]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Echiophis brunneus (Castro-Aguirre & Suárez de los Cobos, 1983)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Echiophis brunneus
[Fangjaw eel]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 180 cm TL
Echiophis intertinctus (Richardson, 1848)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Echiophis intertinctus
[Spotted spoon-nose eel]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 180 cm TL
Echiophis punctifer (Kaup, 1859)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Echiophis punctifer
[Stippled spoon-nose eel]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic.

 
Ethadophis akkistikos
[Indifferent eel]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Ethadophis byrnei Rosenblatt & McCosker, 1970

Photo by FAO
 
Ethadophis byrnei
[Ordinary eel]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 53 cm TL
Ethadophis merenda Rosenblatt & McCosker, 1970

Photo by FAO
 
Ethadophis merenda
[Snack eel]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 12.6 cm TL

 
Evips percinctus
[False saddled snake eel]

Photo by Williams, J.T.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Glenoglossa wassi McCosker, 1982

Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Glenoglossa wassi
[Angler snake eel]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 40.6 cm TL

 
Gordiichthys combibus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Gordiichthys ergodes
[Irksone eel]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Gordiichthys irretitus Jordan & Davis, 1891

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Gordiichthys irretitus
[Horsehair eel]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Gordiichthys leibyi
[String eel]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Gordiichthys randalli
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm TL
Hemerorhinus heyningi (Weber, 1913)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Hemerorhinus heyningi
[Molo snake eel]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 32.5 cm TL

 
Hemerorhinus opici
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Herpetoichthys fossatus (Myers & Wade, 1941)

Photo by FAO
 
Herpetoichthys fossatus
[Mustachioed snake-eel]

Photo by St Helena Government, Marine Section

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Herpetoichthys regius (Richardson, 1848)

Photo by St Helena Government, Marine Section
 
Herpetoichthys regius
[Ornate Snake Eel]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Hyphalophis devius
[]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Ichthyapus acuticeps (Barnard, 1923)

Photo by SFSA
 
Ichthyapus acuticeps
[Sharpnose sand-eel]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 42.7 cm TL

 
Ichthyapus insularis
[]

Photo by AFSCUS

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Ichthyapus ophioneus (Evermann & Marsh, 1900)

Photo by AFSCUS
 
Ichthyapus ophioneus
[Surf eel]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Pacific

Ichthyapus platyrhynchus (Gosline, 1951)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ichthyapus platyrhynchus
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 54 cm TL
Ichthyapus selachops (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Ichthyapus selachops
[Smiling snake-eel]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Ichthyapus vulturis (Weber & de Beaufort, 1916)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ichthyapus vulturis
[Vulture sand eel]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Kertomichthys blastorhinos
[]

Photo by Pöllabauer, C.

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

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

Photo by Wang, T.-Y.

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

Photo by Wang, T.-Y.
 
Lamnostoma mindora
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Lamnostoma orientalis (McClelland, 1844)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lamnostoma orientalis
[Oriental worm-eel]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 32.5 cm

 
Lamnostoma polyophthalmum
[Ocellated sand-eel]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 16.4 cm SL

 
Lamnostoma taylori
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 66 cm TL
Leiuranus semicinctus (Lay & Bennett, 1839)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Leiuranus semicinctus
[Saddled snake-eel]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 75.4 cm TL
Leiuranus versicolor (Richardson, 1848)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Leiuranus versicolor
[Convict snake eel]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Leptenchelys vermiformis Myers & Wade, 1941

Photo by FAO
 
Leptenchelys vermiformis
[Slender worm-eel]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Leptocephalus ophichthoides
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 21.5 cm TL

 
Letharchus aliculatus
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Letharchus rosenblatti McCosker, 1974

Photo by FAO
 
Letharchus rosenblatti
[Sailfin snake-eel]

Photo by Zupancic, C.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Letharchus velifer Goode & Bean, 1882

Photo by Zupancic, C.
 
Letharchus velifer
[Sailfin eel]
No picture found
Western Atlantic

 
Lethogoleos andersoni
[Forgetful snake eel]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Leuropharus lasiops Rosenblatt & McCosker, 1970

Photo by FAO
 
Leuropharus lasiops
[Acned snake-eel]

Photo by Fennessy, S.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 47.3 cm TL
Luthulenchelys heemstraorum McCosker, 2007

Photo by Fennessy, S.
 
Luthulenchelys heemstraorum
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific.

 
Malvoliophis pinguis
[Halfband snake eel]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.7 cm TL

 
Mixomyrophis longidorsalis
[Red Sea worm eel]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Mixomyrophis pusillipinna
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Muraenichthys elerae
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Muraenichthys gymnopterus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Muraenichthys philippinensis
[Philippines worm eel]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Muraenichthys schultzei Bleeker, 1857

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Muraenichthys schultzei
[Maimed snake eel]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 13.5 cm TL

 
Muraenichthys sibogae
[Siboga worm eel]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Muraenichthys thompsoni
[Thompson's snake eel]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Myrichthys aspetocheiros McCosker & Rosenblatt, 1993

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Myrichthys aspetocheiros
[Longfin spotted snake-eel]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 102 cm TL
Myrichthys breviceps (Richardson, 1848)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Myrichthys breviceps
[Sharptail eel]

Photo by Honeycutt, K.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 97 cm TL
Myrichthys colubrinus (Boddaert, 1781)

Photo by Honeycutt, K.
 
Myrichthys colubrinus
[Harlequin snake eel]

Photo by Greenfield, J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Myrichthys maculosus (Cuvier, 1816)

Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Myrichthys maculosus
[Tiger snake eel]

Photo by Barrie, K.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 78 cm TL
Myrichthys magnificus (Abbott, 1860)

Photo by Barrie, K.
 
Myrichthys magnificus
[Magnificent snake eel]

Photo by Bertoncini, A.A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Myrichthys ocellatus (Lesueur, 1825)

Photo by Bertoncini, A.A.
 
Myrichthys ocellatus
[Goldspotted eel]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Myrichthys paleracio McCosker & Allen, 2012

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Myrichthys paleracio
[Whitenose snake eel]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 49.4 cm TL
Myrichthys pantostigmius Jordan & McGregor, 1898

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Myrichthys pantostigmius
[Clarion snake eel]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 64.8 cm TL
Myrichthys pardalis (Valenciennes, 1839)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Myrichthys pardalis
[Leopard eel]

Photo by Garcia, S.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 74 cm TL
Myrichthys tigrinus Girard, 1859

Photo by Garcia, S.
 
Myrichthys tigrinus
[Spotted snake-eel]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Myrichthys xysturus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Myrophis anterodorsalis
[Longfin worm eel]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Myrophis lepturus
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo- West Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Myrophis microchir (Bleeker, 1864)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Myrophis microchir
[Ordinary snake eel]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Myrophis platyrhynchus Breder, 1927

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Myrophis platyrhynchus
[Broadnose worm eel]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 46.5 cm TL

 
Myrophis plumbeus
[Leaden worm eel]

Photo by Giarrizzo, T.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35.3 cm TL
Myrophis punctatus Lütken, 1852

Photo by Giarrizzo, T.
 
Myrophis punctatus
[Speckled worm-eel]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Myrophis vafer Jordan & Gilbert, 1883

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Myrophis vafer
[Pacific worm eel]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 96.5 cm TL
Mystriophis crosnieri Blache, 1971

Photo by FAO
 
Mystriophis crosnieri
[]

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Mystriophis rostellatus (Richardson, 1848)

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Mystriophis rostellatus
[African spoon-nose eel]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Neenchelys buitendijki Weber & de Beaufort, 1916

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Neenchelys buitendijki
[Fintail serpent eel]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Neenchelys cheni (Chen & Weng, 1967)

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Neenchelys cheni
[Chen's worm eel]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 34.2 cm TL
Neenchelys daedalus McCosker, 1982

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Neenchelys daedalus
[New Guinea worm eel]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 47.5 cm TL
Neenchelys diaphora Ho, McCosker & Smith, 2013

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Neenchelys diaphora
[Longfin work eel]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Northwestern Pacific
Max. Length 52.2 cm TL
Neenchelys mccoskeri Hibino, Ho & Kimura, 2012

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Neenchelys mccoskeri
[McCosker’s worm eel]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18.3 cm TL
Neenchelys microtretus Bamber, 1915

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Neenchelys microtretus
[Small-fin worm eel]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Northwestern Pacific
Max. Length 32.8 cm TL
Neenchelys parvipectoralis Chu, Wu & Jin, 1981

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Neenchelys parvipectoralis
[Mini-fin work eel]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 39.2 cm TL
Neenchelys pelagica Ho, McCosker & Smith, 2013

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Neenchelys pelagica
[Pelagic worm eel]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 75.6 cm TL
Neenchelys similis Ho, McCosker & Smith, 2013

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Neenchelys similis
[Slender work eel]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL

 
Ophichthus alleni
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Ophichthus altipennis (Kaup, 1856)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ophichthus altipennis
[Highfin snake eel]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 14.2 cm TL

 
Ophichthus aniptocheilos
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 23.1 cm TL

 
Ophichthus apachus
[Thin snake eel]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 62.8 cm TL

 
Ophichthus aphotistos
[Dark deepwater snake-eel]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Ophichthus apicalis (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Ophichthus apicalis
[Bluntnose snake-eel]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 30.6 cm TL

 
Ophichthus arneutes
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL

 
Ophichthus asakusae
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 92.7 cm TL

 
Ophichthus bicolor
[Bicolored snake eel]

Photo by Adams, M.J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Ophichthus bonaparti (Kaup, 1856)

Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Ophichthus bonaparti
[Napoleon snake eel]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 46.1 cm TL

 
Ophichthus brachynotopterus
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic

 
Ophichthus brasiliensis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Ophichthus brevicaudatus
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 29.2 cm TL

 
Ophichthus brevirostris
[Snubnose snake eel]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Ophichthus celebicus
[]

Photo by Yin, Robert

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 115 cm TL
Ophichthus cephalozona Bleeker, 1864

Photo by Yin, Robert
 
Ophichthus cephalozona
[Dark-shouldered snake eel]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 52.2 cm TL

 
Ophichthus congroides
[]

Photo by Love, J.W.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46.7 cm TL
Ophichthus cruentifer (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Photo by Love, J.W.
 
Ophichthus cruentifer
[Margined snake eel]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 93.3 cm TL
Ophichthus cylindroideus (Ranzani, 1839)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Ophichthus cylindroideus
[Dusky snake eel]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 51 cm TL

 
Ophichthus echeloides
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 72 cm TL
Ophichthus erabo (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ophichthus erabo
[Blotched snake-eel]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 66.9 cm TL

 
Ophichthus exourus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm TL

 
Ophichthus fasciatus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 92 cm TL

 
Ophichthus fowleri
[Fowler's snake eel]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 86 cm TL
Ophichthus frontalis Garman, 1899

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Ophichthus frontalis
[Deathbanded snakeeel]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 33.7 cm TL

 
Ophichthus genie
[]

Photo by Sazima, I.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 91.4 cm TL
Ophichthus gomesii (Castelnau, 1855)

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Ophichthus gomesii
[Shrimp eel]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Ophichthus grandoculis
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 53.4 cm TL

 
Ophichthus hirritus
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 66.9 cm TL

 
Ophichthus humanni
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic.

 
Ophichthus hyposagmatus
[Faintsaddled snake eel]
No picture found
Off the Gulf of Aden, Som
Max. Length 43.7 cm TL

 
Ophichthus ishiyamorum
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 47.3 cm TL

 
Ophichthus kunaloa
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 62.8 cm TL

 
Ophichthus lentiginosus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 23.2 cm TL

 
Ophichthus leonensis
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.

 
Ophichthus limkouensis
[]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Pacific.

Ophichthus lithinus (Jordan & Richardson, 1908)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Ophichthus lithinus
[Evermann's snake eel]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 58.7 cm TL
Ophichthus longipenis McCosker & Rosenblatt, 1998

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Ophichthus longipenis
[Slender snake eel]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 92 cm TL
Ophichthus macrochir (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Ophichthus macrochir
[Bigfin snake eel]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.

 
Ophichthus macrops
[]
No picture found
Mediterranean Sea

 
Ophichthus maculatus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Ophichthus manilensis
[]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Ophichthus marginatus (Peters, 1855)

Photo by SFSA
 
Ophichthus marginatus
[Shorthead snake-eel]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 27.4 cm TL

 
Ophichthus mecopterus
[Longarmed snake eel]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 33.2 cm TL

 
Ophichthus megalops
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Ophichthus melanoporus Kanazawa, 1963

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Ophichthus melanoporus
[Blackpored eel]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL

 
Ophichthus melope
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic.

 
Ophichthus menezesi
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 48.9 cm TL

 
Ophichthus microstictus
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 42.9 cm TL

 
Ophichthus mystacinus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic.

 
Ophichthus omorgmus
[Dottedline snake eel]

Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 210 cm TL
Ophichthus ophis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.
 
Ophichthus ophis
[Spotted snake eel]

Photo by Greenfield, J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 62.5 cm TL
Ophichthus polyophthalmus Bleeker, 1864

Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Ophichthus polyophthalmus
[Many-eyed snake-eel]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 58.5 cm TL

 
Ophichthus pullus
[]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 81 cm TL
Ophichthus puncticeps (Kaup, 1859)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Ophichthus puncticeps
[Palespotted eel]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 85 cm TL
Ophichthus remiger (Valenciennes, 1837)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Ophichthus remiger
[Punctuated snake-eel]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Ophichthus retrodorsalis
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 211 cm TL

 
Ophichthus rex
[King snake eel]
No picture found
Western Pacific.

 
Ophichthus roseus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 79.3 cm TL

 
Ophichthus rotundus
[]

Photo by García Rodríguez, M.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Ophichthus rufus (Rafinesque, 1810)

Photo by García Rodríguez, M.
 
Ophichthus rufus
[Rufus snake-eel]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 68 cm TL

 
Ophichthus rugifer
[]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 95 cm TL
Ophichthus rutidoderma (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by FAO
 
Ophichthus rutidoderma
[Olive snake eel]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 68 cm TL
Ophichthus serpentinus Seale, 1917

Photo by SFSA
 
Ophichthus serpentinus
[]
No picture found
Northwestern Pacific
Max. Length 62.3 cm TL

 
Ophichthus shaoi
[Long bodied snake eel]
No picture found
Western Pacific.

 
Ophichthus singapurensis
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 107 cm TL
Ophichthus spinicauda (Norman, 1922)

Photo by FAO
 
Ophichthus spinicauda
[Antillean snake eel]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.

 
Ophichthus stenopterus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Ophichthus tchangi
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 55.6 cm TL

 
Ophichthus tetratrema
[]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 44.7 cm TL

 
Ophichthus tomioi
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 121.5 cm TL
Ophichthus triserialis (Kaup, 1856)

Photo by FAO
 
Ophichthus triserialis
[Pacific snake eel]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Ophichthus tsuchidae Jordan & Snyder, 1901

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Ophichthus tsuchidae
[]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Ophichthus unicolor Regan, 1908

Photo by SFSA
 
Ophichthus unicolor
[Plain snake-eel]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 61.5 cm TL
Ophichthus urolophus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Ophichthus urolophus
[Manetail snake eel]
No picture found
Western Pacific.

 
Ophichthus woosuitingi
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 98 cm TL
Ophichthus zophochir Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Ophichthus zophochir
[Yellow snake eel]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific. Atlan
Max. Length 140 cm TL

 
Ophisurus macrorhynchos
[]

Photo by El Aoussimi, A.

Circumglobal
Max. Length 250 cm TL
Ophisurus serpens (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by El Aoussimi, A.
 
Ophisurus serpens
[Serpent eel]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 64.3 cm TL

 
Paraletharchus opercularis
[Pouch snake eel]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 81 cm TL
Paraletharchus pacificus (Osburn & Nichols, 1916)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Paraletharchus pacificus
[Pacific sailfin eel]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ahlia egmontis Key worm eel Western Atlantic 43.3 TL 1884
Allips concolor Eastern Indian Ocean 1972
Aplatophis chauliodus Fangtooth snake-eel Western Atlantic 84 TL 1956
Aplatophis zorro Snaggle-toothed snake-eel Eastern Central Pacific 103.9 TL 2001
Aprognathodon platyventris Stripe eel Western Central Atlantic 46 TL 1967
Apterichtus anguiformis Slender finless eel Eastern Atlantic 49.3 TL 1877
Apterichtus ansp Academy eel Western Atlantic 54 TL 1968
Apterichtus australis Snake eel Western Central Pacific 57 TL 2005
Apterichtus caecus European finless eel Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1758
Apterichtus dunalailai Western Central Pacific 28.9 TL 2015
Apterichtus equatorialis Equatorial eel Eastern Pacific 31.2 TL 1941
Apterichtus flavicaudus Eastern Central Pacific 80 TL 1904
Apterichtus gracilis Eastern Central Atlantic 31.9 TL 1856
Apterichtus hatookai Orange blotched eel Northwest Pacific 53.4 TL 2014
Apterichtus jeffwilliamsi Western Central Pacific 30.5 TL 2015
Apterichtus kendalli Finless eel Western Atlantic 60 TL 1891
Apterichtus keramanus Western Pacific 1997
Apterichtus klazingai Sharpsnout snake eel Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1913
Apterichtus malabar Southwest Pacific 41.4 TL 2015
Apterichtus monodi Eastern Atlantic 49.5 TL 1966
Apterichtus moseri Northwest Pacific 5.0 TL 1901
Apterichtus mysi Eastern Central Pacific 30.1 TL 2015
Apterichtus nariculus Western Pacific 30.8 TL 2015
Apterichtus orientalis Northwest Pacific 44.3 TL 1994
Apterichtus succinus Eastern Central Pacific 17.5 TL 2016
Asarcenchelys longimanus Southwest Atlantic 1985
Bascanichthys bascanium Sooty eel Western Atlantic 70 TL 1884
Bascanichthys bascanoides Sooty sand eel Eastern Central Pacific 77 TL 1916
Bascanichthys ceciliae Eastern Atlantic 82.5 TL 1971
Bascanichthys cylindricus Round sand-eel Eastern Central Pacific 88 TL 1923
Bascanichthys deraniyagalai Indian longtailed sand-eel Indian Ocean 60 TL 1961
Bascanichthys fijiensis Western Central Pacific 1935
Bascanichthys filaria Western Central Pacific 1872
Bascanichthys inopinatus Western Central Atlantic. 1989
Bascanichthys kirkii Longtailed sand-eel Western Indian Ocean 54 TL 1870
Bascanichthys longipinnis Indian Ocean 1867
Bascanichthys myersi Western Central Pacific 1932
Bascanichthys panamensis Panama sand eel Eastern Central Pacific 76 TL 1923
Bascanichthys paulensis Atlantic 62.3 TL 1939
Bascanichthys pusillus Western Central Pacific. 1917
Bascanichthys scuticaris Whip eel Western Atlantic 76 TL 1880
Bascanichthys sibogae Western Central Pacific 23.7 TL 1913
Benthenchelys cartieri Western Central Pacific 1934
Benthenchelys indicus Eastern Indian Ocean 1972
Benthenchelys pacificus Eastern Central Pacific 1972
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
Caecula kuro Northwest Pacific 60 TL 1947
Caecula pterygera Finny snake eel Indian Ocean 30 TL 1794
Callechelys bilinearis Twostripe snake eel Western Atlantic 170 TL 1952
Callechelys bitaeniata Western Indian Ocean 82 TL 1877
Callechelys catostoma Black-striped snake eel Indo-Pacific 85 TL 1801
Callechelys cliffi Sandy ridgefin eel Eastern Central Pacific 45.5 SL 1954
Callechelys eristigma Spotted ridgefin eel Eastern Central Pacific 113 SL 1972
Callechelys galapagensis Southeast Pacific 1972
Callechelys guineensis Shorttail snake eel Western Atlantic 108 TL 1893
Callechelys leucoptera Eastern Atlantic 73 TL 1954
Callechelys lutea Yellow-spotted snake eel Pacific Ocean 104 TL 1904
Callechelys maculatus Northwest Pacific 33.8 TL 1981
Callechelys marmorata Marbled snake eel Indo-Pacific 87 TL 1854
Callechelys muraena Blotched snake eel Western Atlantic 60 TL 1887
Callechelys papulosa Blistered snake eel Western Central Pacific 55.1 TL 1998
Callechelys randalli Eastern Central Pacific 46.4 TL 1998
Callechelys springeri Ridgefin eel Western Atlantic 80.1 TL 1951
Caralophia loxochila Slantlip eel Western Atlantic 46 TL 1955
Cirrhimuraena calamus Fringelip snake eel Eastern Indian Ocean 1870
Cirrhimuraena cheilopogon Western Central Pacific 1860
Cirrhimuraena chinensis Western Pacific 54.8 SL 1856
Cirrhimuraena inhacae Inhaca fringelip Western Indian Ocean 23 TL 1962
Cirrhimuraena oliveri Western Central Pacific 1910
Cirrhimuraena orientalis Western Pacific 1993
Cirrhimuraena paucidens Western Central Pacific. 1931
Cirrhimuraena playfairii Indo-Pacific 39 TL 1870
Cirrhimuraena tapeinoptera Indo-West Pacific. 1863
Cirrhimuraena yuanding Northwest Pacific 52.1 TL 2003
Cirricaecula johnsoni Western Central Pacific 40 1953
Cirricaecula macdowelli Northwest Pacific 22.8 TL 1993
Dalophis boulengeri Eastern Atlantic 57.4 TL 1970
Dalophis cephalopeltis Eastern Atlantic 53.5 TL 1863
Dalophis imberbis Armless snake eel Eastern Atlantic 150 TL 1809
Dalophis multidentatus Eastern Atlantic 15.3 TL 1972
Dalophis obtusirostris Eastern Atlantic 38.8 TL 1972
Echelus myrus Painted eel Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1758
Echelus pachyrhynchus Eastern Atlantic 48.5 TL 1888
Echelus polyspondylus Many-vertebrae snake eel Northwest Pacific 56.7 TL 2015
Echelus uropterus Finned worm eel Indo-Pacific 60 TL 1846
Echiophis brunneus Fangjaw eel Eastern Central Pacific 140 TL 1983
Echiophis intertinctus Spotted spoon-nose eel Western Atlantic 180 TL 1848
Echiophis punctifer Stippled spoon-nose eel Western Atlantic 180 TL 1859
Ethadophis akkistikos Indifferent eel Western Central Atlantic. 1984
Ethadophis byrnei Ordinary eel Eastern Central Pacific 51 TL 1970
Ethadophis merenda Snack eel Eastern Central Pacific 53 TL 1970
Evips percinctus False saddled snake eel Western Central Pacific 12.6 TL 1972
Glenoglossa wassi Angler snake eel Pacific Ocean 15 TL 1982
Gordiichthys combibus Eastern Central Pacific 40.6 TL 2001
Gordiichthys ergodes Irksone eel Western Central Atlantic 1989
Gordiichthys irretitus Horsehair eel Western Central Atlantic 76 TL 1891
Gordiichthys leibyi String eel Western Central Atlantic 1984
Gordiichthys randalli Western Central Atlantic 1984
Hemerorhinus heyningi Molo snake eel Indo-West Pacific 11.5 TL 1913
Hemerorhinus opici Eastern Atlantic 32.5 TL 1972
Herpetoichthys fossatus Mustachioed snake-eel Eastern Central Pacific 55 TL 1941
Herpetoichthys regius Ornate Snake Eel Eastern Atlantic 90 TL 1848
Hyphalophis devius Western Central Atlantic 1982
Ichthyapus acuticeps Sharpnose sand-eel Western Indian Ocean 40 TL 1923
Ichthyapus insularis Southeast Atlantic 42.7 TL 2004
Ichthyapus ophioneus Surf eel Western Atlantic 45 TL 1900
Ichthyapus platyrhynchus Eastern Pacific 1951
Ichthyapus selachops Smiling snake-eel Eastern Pacific 54 TL 1882
Ichthyapus vulturis Vulture sand eel Indo-Pacific 60 TL 1916
Kertomichthys blastorhinos Western Central Atlantic 1963
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
Leiuranus semicinctus Saddled snake-eel Indo-Pacific 66 TL 1839
Leiuranus versicolor Convict snake eel Pacific Ocean 75.4 TL 1848
Leptenchelys vermiformis Slender worm-eel Eastern Central Pacific 11.5 SL 1941
Leptocephalus ophichthoides Western Indian Ocean 1928
Letharchus aliculatus Southwest Atlantic 21.5 TL 1974
Letharchus rosenblatti Sailfin snake-eel Eastern Pacific 35 TL 1974
Letharchus velifer Sailfin eel Western Atlantic 51 TL 1882
Lethogoleos andersoni Forgetful snake eel Western Atlantic 1982
Leuropharus lasiops Acned snake-eel Eastern Central Pacific 17 TL 1970
Luthulenchelys heemstraorum Western Indian Ocean 47.3 TL 2007
Malvoliophis pinguis Halfband snake eel Western Pacific. 1872
Mixomyrophis longidorsalis Red Sea worm eel Western Indian Ocean 7.7 TL 2014
Mixomyrophis pusillipinna Western Central Atlantic 1985
Muraenichthys elerae Western Central Pacific 1934
Muraenichthys gymnopterus Western Pacific 30 TL 1853
Muraenichthys philippinensis Philippines worm eel Western Central Pacific 30 TL 1949
Muraenichthys schultzei Maimed snake eel Indo-Pacific 24 TL 1857
Muraenichthys sibogae Siboga worm eel Pacific Ocean 13.5 TL 1916
Muraenichthys thompsoni Thompson's snake eel Western Central Pacific 1908
Myrichthys aspetocheiros Longfin spotted snake-eel Eastern Central Pacific 51 TL 1993
Myrichthys breviceps Sharptail eel Western Atlantic 102 TL 1848
Myrichthys colubrinus Harlequin snake eel Indo-Pacific 97 TL 1781
Myrichthys maculosus Tiger snake eel Indo-Pacific 100 TL 1816
Myrichthys magnificus Magnificent snake eel Eastern Central Pacific 78 TL 1860
Myrichthys ocellatus Goldspotted eel Western Atlantic 110 TL 1825
Myrichthys paleracio Whitenose snake eel Western Pacific 50 TL 2012
Myrichthys pantostigmius Clarion snake eel Eastern Pacific 49.4 TL 1898
Myrichthys pardalis Leopard eel Eastern Atlantic 64.8 TL 1839
Myrichthys tigrinus Spotted snake-eel Eastern Pacific 74 TL 1859
Myrichthys xysturus Eastern Central Pacific 1882
Myrophis anterodorsalis Longfin worm eel Western Central Atlantic 1989
Myrophis lepturus Western Indian Ocean 1968
Myrophis microchir Ordinary snake eel Indo- West Pacific 39 TL 1864
Myrophis platyrhynchus Broadnose worm eel Western Central Atlantic 21 TL 1927
Myrophis plumbeus Leaden worm eel Eastern Atlantic 46.5 TL 1871
Myrophis punctatus Speckled worm-eel Western Atlantic 35.3 TL 1852
Myrophis vafer Pacific worm eel Eastern Pacific 47 TL 1883
Mystriophis crosnieri Eastern Atlantic 96.5 TL 1971
Mystriophis rostellatus African spoon-nose eel Eastern Atlantic 140 TL 1848
Neenchelys buitendijki Fintail serpent eel Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1916
Neenchelys cheni Chen's worm eel Indo-Pacific 35 SL 1967
Neenchelys daedalus New Guinea worm eel Western Pacific 34.2 TL 1982
Neenchelys diaphora Longfin work eel Northwest Pacific 47.5 TL 2013
Neenchelys mccoskeri McCosker’s worm eel Northwestern Pacific 52.2 TL 2012
Neenchelys microtretus Small-fin worm eel Western Indian Ocean 18.3 TL 1915
Neenchelys parvipectoralis Mini-fin work eel Northwestern Pacific 32.8 TL 1981
Neenchelys pelagica Pelagic worm eel Northwest Pacific 39.2 TL 2013
Neenchelys similis Slender work eel Western Pacific 75.6 TL 2013
Ophichthus alleni Western Pacific 76 TL 2010
Ophichthus altipennis Highfin snake eel Indo-Pacific. 120 TL 1856
Ophichthus aniptocheilos Eastern Central Pacific 14.2 TL 2010
Ophichthus apachus Thin snake eel Eastern Central Pacific 23.1 TL 1998
Ophichthus aphotistos Dark deepwater snake-eel Northwest Pacific 62.8 TL 2000
Ophichthus apicalis Bluntnose snake-eel Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1830
Ophichthus arneutes Southeast Pacific 30.6 TL 1998
Ophichthus asakusae Northwest Pacific 70 TL 1901
Ophichthus bicolor Bicolored snake eel Northwest Pacific 92.7 TL 2015
Ophichthus bonaparti Napoleon snake eel Indo-Pacific 75 TL 1856
Ophichthus brachynotopterus Western Indian Ocean 46.1 TL 1983
Ophichthus brasiliensis Southwest Atlantic 1856
Ophichthus brevicaudatus Northwest Pacific 1981
Ophichthus brevirostris Snubnose snake eel Western Atlantic Ocean 29.2 TL 2007
Ophichthus celebicus Western Pacific 1856
Ophichthus cephalozona Dark-shouldered snake eel Pacific Ocean 115 TL 1864
Ophichthus congroides Eastern Central Pacific 52.2 TL 2010
Ophichthus cruentifer Margined snake eel Western Atlantic 46.7 TL 1896
Ophichthus cylindroideus Dusky snake eel Western Atlantic 93.3 TL 1839
Ophichthus echeloides Western Indian Ocean 51 TL 1928
Ophichthus erabo Blotched snake-eel Indo-Pacific 72 TL 1901
Ophichthus exourus Western Pacific 66.9 TL 1999
Ophichthus fasciatus Northwest Pacific 11.5 TL 1981
Ophichthus fowleri Fowler's snake eel Eastern Central Pacific 92 TL 1903
Ophichthus frontalis Deathbanded snakeeel Eastern Central Pacific 86 TL 1899
Ophichthus genie Indo-Pacific 33.7 TL 1999
Ophichthus gomesii Shrimp eel Western Atlantic 91.4 TL 1855
Ophichthus grandoculis Eastern Indian Ocean 1849
Ophichthus hirritus Western Indian Ocean 53.4 TL 2010
Ophichthus humanni Western Pacific 66.9 TL 2010
Ophichthus hyposagmatus Faintsaddled snake eel Western Central Atlantic. 1984
Ophichthus ishiyamorum Off the Gulf of Aden, Som 43.7 TL 2010
Ophichthus kunaloa Eastern Central Pacific 47.3 TL 1979
Ophichthus lentiginosus Western Central Pacific 62.8 TL 2010
Ophichthus leonensis Eastern Atlantic 23.2 TL 1975
Ophichthus limkouensis Western Central Pacific. 1929
Ophichthus lithinus Evermann's snake eel Western Pacific. 1908
Ophichthus longipenis Slender snake eel Eastern Central Pacific 58.7 TL 1998
Ophichthus macrochir Bigfin snake eel Indo-Pacific. 92 TL 1853
Ophichthus macrops Western Central Pacific. 1910
Ophichthus maculatus Mediterranean Sea 1810
Ophichthus manilensis Western Central Pacific 1923
Ophichthus marginatus Shorthead snake-eel Western Indian Ocean 47 TL 1855
Ophichthus mecopterus Longarmed snake eel Eastern Central Pacific 27.4 TL 1998
Ophichthus megalops Northwest Pacific 33.2 TL 1987
Ophichthus melanoporus Blackpored eel Western Atlantic 70 TL 1963
Ophichthus melope Eastern Central Pacific 27 TL 1998
Ophichthus menezesi Southwest Atlantic. 1984
Ophichthus microstictus Western Central Pacific 48.9 TL 2010
Ophichthus mystacinus Western Pacific 42.9 TL 1999
Ophichthus omorgmus Dottedline snake eel Western Central Atlantic. 1984
Ophichthus ophis Spotted snake eel Western Atlantic 210 TL 1758
Ophichthus polyophthalmus Many-eyed snake-eel Indo-Pacific 62.5 TL 1864
Ophichthus pullus Eastern Atlantic 58.5 TL 2005
Ophichthus puncticeps Palespotted eel Western Atlantic 81 TL 1859
Ophichthus remiger Punctuated snake-eel Eastern Pacific 85 TL 1837
Ophichthus retrodorsalis Northwest Pacific 2010
Ophichthus rex King snake eel Western Atlantic 211 TL 1980
Ophichthus roseus Western Pacific. 1917
Ophichthus rotundus Northwest Pacific 79.3 TL 1997
Ophichthus rufus Rufus snake-eel Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1810
Ophichthus rugifer Eastern Pacific 68 TL 1890
Ophichthus rutidoderma Olive snake eel Indo-Pacific. 95 TL 1852
Ophichthus serpentinus Southeast Atlantic 68 TL 1917
Ophichthus shaoi Long bodied snake eel Northwestern Pacific 62.3 TL 2015
Ophichthus singapurensis Western Pacific. 1865
Ophichthus spinicauda Antillean snake eel Western Central Atlantic 107 TL 1922
Ophichthus stenopterus Western Central Pacific. 1871
Ophichthus tchangi Northwest Pacific 2002
Ophichthus tetratrema Eastern Pacific 55.6 TL 1998
Ophichthus tomioi Indo-Pacific 44.7 TL 2010
Ophichthus triserialis Pacific snake eel Eastern Pacific 121.5 TL 1856
Ophichthus tsuchidae Northwest Pacific 50 TL 1901
Ophichthus unicolor Plain snake-eel Southeast Atlantic 30 TL 1908
Ophichthus urolophus Manetail snake eel Indo-Pacific. 61.5 TL 1846
Ophichthus woosuitingi Western Pacific. 1929
Ophichthus zophochir Yellow snake eel Eastern Pacific 98 TL 1882
Ophisurus macrorhynchos Indo-West Pacific. Atlan 140 TL 1853
Ophisurus serpens Serpent eel Circumglobal 250 TL 1758
Paraletharchus opercularis Pouch snake eel Southeast Pacific 64.3 TL 1941
Paraletharchus pacificus Pacific sailfin eel Eastern Central Pacific 81 TL 1916



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