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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Nemichthyidae Snipe eels

Genus: Nemichthys

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Worldwide in tropical and
Max. Length 143 cm TL
Nemichthys curvirostris (Strömman, 1896)

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Nemichthys curvirostris
[Pale threadtail snipe eel]
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Max. Length 160.7 cm TL

 
Nemichthys larseni
[Pale snipe eel]



Worldwide in tropical and
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Nemichthys scolopaceus Richardson, 1848

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Nemichthys scolopaceus
[Slender snipe eel]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Nemichthys curvirostris Pale threadtail snipe eel Worldwide in tropical and 143 TL 1896
Nemichthys larseni Pale snipe eel Eastern Pacific 160.7 TL 1978
Nemichthys scolopaceus Slender snipe eel Worldwide in tropical and 130 TL 1848



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