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

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Max. Length 70 cm TL

 
Bascanichthys bascanium
[Sooty eel]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Bascanichthys bascanoides
[Sooty sand eel]



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

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Bascanichthys ceciliae
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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 88 cm TL
Bascanichthys cylindricus Meek & Hildebrand, 1923

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Bascanichthys cylindricus
[Round sand-eel]
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Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Bascanichthys deraniyagalai
[Indian longtailed sand-eel]
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Bascanichthys fijiensis
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Bascanichthys filaria
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Max. Length 47.7 cm TL

 
Bascanichthys gaira
[Colombian sand eel]
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Bascanichthys inopinatus
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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 54 cm TL
Bascanichthys kirkii (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Bascanichthys kirkii
[Longtailed sand-eel]
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Bascanichthys longipinnis
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Bascanichthys myersi
[]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Rotundo, M.M.
 
Bascanichthys paulensis
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Bascanichthys pusillus
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Max. Length 76 cm TL

 
Bascanichthys scuticaris
[Whip eel]
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Max. Length 23.7 cm TL

 
Bascanichthys sibogae
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17 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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 gaira Colombian sand eel Western Central Atlantic 47.7 TL 2016
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



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