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

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 27.3 cm TL
Brachysomophis atlanticus Blache & Saldanha, 1972

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
Brachysomophis atlanticus

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 159 cm TL
Brachysomophis cirrocheilos (Bleeker, 1857)

Photo by Photo by Erdmann, M.V.
Brachysomophis cirrocheilos
[Stargazer snake eel]

Max. Length 120 cm TL
Brachysomophis crocodilinus (Bennett, 1833)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
Brachysomophis crocodilinus
[Crocodile snake eel]

Max. Length 120 cm TL
Brachysomophis henshawi Jordan & Snyder, 1904

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
Brachysomophis henshawi
[Reptilian snake eel]
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Max. Length 42.1 cm TL

Brachysomophis longipinnis