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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae Snake eels
Subfamily: Ophichthinae
Genus: Aplatophis

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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Aplatophis zorro
[Snaggle-toothed snake-eel]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aplatophis chauliodus Fangtooth snake-eel Western Atlantic 84 TL 1956
Aplatophis zorro Snaggle-toothed snake-eel Eastern Central Pacific 103.9 TL 2001



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