Other identification tools | FishBase

Fish Identification: Find Species

Class: Teleostei
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae Snake eels
Subfamily: Ophichthinae
Genus: Myrichthys

(See list of species below)

Select Class:     Select Order:   
Select Family: Subfamily:     Select Genus:

Select Ocean (marine/brackish) or Continent (freshwater):
Select a country:
Only include species occuring above: m

Total number of spines in dorsal and anal fins (optional).      Enter total length (TL) and maximum body depth (BD)

Show family drawing(s)

11 species
(see list below)
Export file

1 of 1 Jump to:

Photo by Robertson, R.

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

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

Photo by Honeycutt, K.

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

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

Photo by Greenfield, J.

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

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

Myrichthys xysturus

Sort by: Species Length Year
1 of 1 Jump to:
Export file
n = 11

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

Other identification tools in FishBase

Quick Identification
Identification keys
Identification by morphometrics
Identification by pictures:
          If you already know the Family, go to Search FishBase, select Family and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the family.

          If you already know the Country, go to
Search FishBase, select Country and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the country.

          If you already know the Ecosystem, go to
Search FishBase, select Ecosystem and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the ecosystem.
cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013