Other identification tools | FishBase

Fish Identification: Find Species

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

(See list of species below)



Select Class:     Select Order:   
Select Family: Subfamily:     Select Genus:

Select Ocean (marine/brackish) or Continent (freshwater):
                                                          Specify a country:

Total number of spines in dorsal and anal fins (optional)


16 species (see list below)

1 of 1 Jump to:
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL

 
Bascanichthys bascanium
[Sooty eel]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 77 cm TL
Bascanichthys bascanoides Osburn & Nichols, 1916

Photo by FAO
 
Bascanichthys bascanoides
[Sooty sand-eel]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 82.5 cm TL
Bascanichthys ceciliae Blache & Cadenat, 1971

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Bascanichthys ceciliae
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 88 cm TL
Bascanichthys cylindricus Meek & Hildebrand, 1923

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Bascanichthys cylindricus
[Round sand-eel]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Bascanichthys deraniyagalai
[Indian longtailed sand-eel]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Bascanichthys fijiensis
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Bascanichthys filaria
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic.

 
Bascanichthys inopinatus
[]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 54 cm TL
Bascanichthys kirkii (Günther, 1870)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Bascanichthys kirkii
[Longtailed sand-eel]
No picture found
Indian Ocean

 
Bascanichthys longipinnis
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Bascanichthys myersi
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Bascanichthys panamensis Meek & Hildebrand, 1923

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Bascanichthys panamensis
[Panama sand-eel]
No picture found
Atlantic
Max. Length 62.3 cm TL

 
Bascanichthys paulensis
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.

 
Bascanichthys pusillus
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 76 cm TL

 
Bascanichthys scuticaris
[Whip eel]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 23.7 cm TL

 
Bascanichthys sibogae
[]
16 Species of Family Ophichthidae with Genus Bascanichthys
(Snake eels)
Sort by: Species Length Year
1 of 1 Jump to:
Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1884 Bascanichthys bascanium Sooty eel Western Atlantic 70 TL
1916 Bascanichthys bascanoides Sooty sand-eel Eastern Central Pacific 77 TL
1971 Bascanichthys ceciliae Eastern Atlantic 82.5 TL
1923 Bascanichthys cylindricus Round sand-eel Eastern Central Pacific 88 TL
1961 Bascanichthys deraniyagalai Indian longtailed sand-eel Indian Ocean 60 TL
1935 Bascanichthys fijiensis Western Central Pacific
1872 Bascanichthys filaria Western Central Pacific
1989 Bascanichthys inopinatus Western Central Atlantic.
1870 Bascanichthys kirkii Longtailed sand-eel Western Indian Ocean 54 TL
1867 Bascanichthys longipinnis Indian Ocean
1932 Bascanichthys myersi Western Central Pacific
1923 Bascanichthys panamensis Panama sand-eel Eastern Central Pacific 76 TL
1939 Bascanichthys paulensis Atlantic 62.3 TL
1917 Bascanichthys pusillus Western Central Pacific.
1880 Bascanichthys scuticaris Whip eel Western Atlantic 76 TL
1913 Bascanichthys sibogae Western Central Pacific 23.7 TL



Other identification tools in FishBase


Quick Identification
Identification keys
Identification by morphometrics
Identification by pictures:
          If you already know the Family, go to Search FishBase, select Family and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the family.

          If you already know the Country, go to
Search FishBase, select Country and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the country.

          If you already know the Ecosystem, go to
Search FishBase, select Ecosystem and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the ecosystem.
cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013