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

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 170 cm TL
Callechelys bilinearis Kanazawa, 1952

Photo by Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.
 
Callechelys bilinearis
[Twostripe snake eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 82 cm TL

 
Callechelys bitaeniata
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 85 cm TL
Callechelys catostoma (Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Callechelys catostoma
[Black-striped snake eel]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 45.5 cm SL
Callechelys cliffi Böhlke & Briggs, 1954

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Callechelys cliffi
[Sandy ridgefin eel]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 113 cm SL
Callechelys eristigma McCosker & Rosenblatt, 1972

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Callechelys eristigma
[Spotted ridgefin eel]
No picture found


 
Callechelys galapagensis
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 108 cm TL
Callechelys guineensis (Osório, 1893)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Callechelys guineensis
[Shorttail snake eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 73 cm TL

 
Callechelys leucoptera
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Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 104 cm TL
Callechelys lutea Snyder, 1904

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Callechelys lutea
[Yellow-spotted snake eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 33.8 cm TL

 
Callechelys maculatus
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 87 cm TL
Callechelys marmorata (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Callechelys marmorata
[Marbled snake eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Callechelys muraena
[Blotched snake eel]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 55.1 cm TL
Callechelys papulosa McCosker, 1998

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Callechelys papulosa
[Blistered snake eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 46.4 cm TL

 
Callechelys randalli
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 80.1 cm TL

 
Callechelys springeri
[Ridgefin eel]



15 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Callechelys bilinearis Twostripe snake eel Western Atlantic 170 TL 1952
Callechelys bitaeniata Western Indian Ocean 82 TL 1877
Callechelys catostoma Black-striped snake eel Indo-Pacific 85 TL 1801
Callechelys cliffi Sandy ridgefin eel Eastern Central Pacific 45.5 SL 1954
Callechelys eristigma Spotted ridgefin eel Eastern Central Pacific 113 SL 1972
Callechelys galapagensis Southeast Pacific 1972
Callechelys guineensis Shorttail snake eel Western Atlantic 108 TL 1893
Callechelys leucoptera Eastern Atlantic 73 TL 1954
Callechelys lutea Yellow-spotted snake eel Pacific Ocean 104 TL 1904
Callechelys maculatus Northwest Pacific 33.8 TL 1981
Callechelys marmorata Marbled snake eel Indo-Pacific 87 TL 1854
Callechelys muraena Blotched snake eel Western Atlantic 60 TL 1887
Callechelys papulosa Blistered snake eel Western Central Pacific 55.1 TL 1998
Callechelys randalli Eastern Central Pacific 46.4 TL 1998
Callechelys springeri Ridgefin eel Western Atlantic 80.1 TL 1951



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