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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae Snake eels
Subfamily: Ophichthinae
Genus: Apterichtus

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 49.3 cm TL
Apterichtus anguiformis (Peters, 1877)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Apterichtus anguiformis
[Slender finless eel]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 54 cm TL
Apterichtus ansp (Böhlke, 1968)

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Apterichtus ansp
[Academy eel]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 57 cm TL
Apterichtus australis McCosker & Randall, 2005

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Apterichtus australis
[Snake eel]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Apterichtus caecus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Suárez, C.
 
Apterichtus caecus
[European finless eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 28.9 cm TL

 
Apterichtus dunalailai
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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 31.2 cm TL
Apterichtus equatorialis (Myers & Wade, 1941)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Apterichtus equatorialis
[Equatorial eel]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Apterichtus flavicaudus (Snyder, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Apterichtus flavicaudus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 31.9 cm TL

 
Apterichtus gracilis
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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 53.4 cm TL
Apterichtus hatookai Hibino, Shibata & Kimura, 2014

Photo by Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Apterichtus hatookai
[Orange blotched eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 30.5 cm TL

 
Apterichtus jeffwilliamsi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Apterichtus kendalli
[Finless eel]
No picture found


 
Apterichtus keramanus
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Apterichtus klazingai (Weber, 1913)

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Apterichtus klazingai
[Sharpsnout snake eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 41.4 cm TL

 
Apterichtus malabar
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No picture found

Max. Length 49.5 cm TL

 
Apterichtus monodi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.0 cm TL

 
Apterichtus moseri
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 30.1 cm TL

 
Apterichtus mysi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 30.8 cm TL

 
Apterichtus nariculus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 44.3 cm TL

 
Apterichtus orientalis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 17.5 cm TL

 
Apterichtus succinus
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20 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Apterichtus anguiformis Slender finless eel Eastern Atlantic 49.3 TL 1877
Apterichtus ansp Academy eel Western Atlantic 54 TL 1968
Apterichtus australis Snake eel Western Central Pacific 57 TL 2005
Apterichtus caecus European finless eel Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1758
Apterichtus dunalailai Western Central Pacific 28.9 TL 2015
Apterichtus equatorialis Equatorial eel Eastern Pacific 31.2 TL 1941
Apterichtus flavicaudus Eastern Central Pacific 80 TL 1904
Apterichtus gracilis Eastern Central Atlantic 31.9 TL 1856
Apterichtus hatookai Orange blotched eel Northwest Pacific 53.4 TL 2014
Apterichtus jeffwilliamsi Western Central Pacific 30.5 TL 2015
Apterichtus kendalli Finless eel Western Atlantic 60 TL 1891
Apterichtus keramanus Western Pacific 1997
Apterichtus klazingai Sharpsnout snake eel Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1913
Apterichtus malabar Southwest Pacific 41.4 TL 2015
Apterichtus monodi Eastern Atlantic 49.5 TL 1966
Apterichtus moseri Northwest Pacific 5.0 TL 1901
Apterichtus mysi Eastern Central Pacific 30.1 TL 2015
Apterichtus nariculus Western Pacific 30.8 TL 2015
Apterichtus orientalis Northwest Pacific 44.3 TL 1994
Apterichtus succinus Eastern Central Pacific 17.5 TL 2016



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