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Family: Heterenchelyidae Mud eels



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Mediterranean endemic; kn

Panturichthys fowleri (Ben-Tuvia, 1953)

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Panturichthys fowleri
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Max. Length 32.5 cm TL

 
Panturichthys isognathus
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Max. Length 149 cm TL

 
Panturichthys longus
[Slender shortfaced eel]
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Max. Length 84 cm TL

 
Panturichthys mauritanicus
[Mauritanian shortface eel]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 47.2 cm TL
Pythonichthys asodes Rosenblatt & Rubinoff, 1972

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Pythonichthys asodes
[Pacific mud eel]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Pythonichthys macrurus (Regan, 1912)

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Pythonichthys macrurus
[Longtailed shortfaced eel]
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Max. Length 50.5 cm TL

 
Pythonichthys microphthalmus
[Shorttailed shortfaced eel]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 41.9 cm TL
Pythonichthys sanguineus Poey, 1868

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Pythonichthys sanguineus
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Panturichthys fowleri Mediterranean endemic; kn 1953
Panturichthys isognathus Eastern Atlantic 32.5 TL 1953
Panturichthys longus Slender shortfaced eel Eastern Atlantic 149 TL 1915
Panturichthys mauritanicus Mauritanian shortface eel Eastern Atlantic 84 TL 1913
Pythonichthys asodes Pacific mud eel Eastern Central Pacific 47.2 TL 1972
Pythonichthys macrurus Longtailed shortfaced eel Eastern Atlantic 80 TL 1912
Pythonichthys microphthalmus Shorttailed shortfaced eel Eastern Atlantic 50.5 TL 1912
Pythonichthys sanguineus Western Central Atlantic 41.9 TL 1868



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