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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae Snake eels
Subfamily: Myrophinae
Genus: Muraenichthys

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6 species
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Muraenichthys elerae
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Muraenichthys gymnopterus (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Mumthaz, T.M.V.
 
Muraenichthys gymnopterus
[]
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Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Muraenichthys philippinensis
[Philippines worm eel]



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

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Muraenichthys schultzei
[Maimed snake eel]
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Max. Length 13.5 cm TL

 
Muraenichthys sibogae
[Siboga worm eel]
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Muraenichthys thompsoni
[Thompson's snake eel]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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



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