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

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7 species
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Myrophis anterodorsalis
[Longfin worm eel]
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Myrophis lepturus
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Indo- West Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Myrophis microchir (Bleeker, 1864)

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



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

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Myrophis platyrhynchus
[Broadnose worm eel]
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Max. Length 46.5 cm TL

 
Myrophis plumbeus
[Leaden worm eel]



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

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



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

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



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



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