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

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7 species (see list below)

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Photo by Wirtz, P.

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

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Brachysomophis atlanticus
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

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

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Brachysomophis cirrocheilos
[Stargazer snake eel]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 100.6 cm TL
Brachysomophis henshawi Jordan & Snyder, 1904

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Brachysomophis henshawi
[Reptilian snake eel]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 42.1 cm TL

 
Brachysomophis longipinnis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 129.5 cm TL

 
Brachysomophis porphyreus
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13.9 cm TL

 
Brachysomophis umbonis
[Turret snake eel]
7 Species of Family Ophichthidae with Genus Brachysomophis
(Snake eels)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1972 Brachysomophis atlanticus Eastern Atlantic 27.3 TL
1857 Brachysomophis cirrocheilos Stargazer snake eel Indo-West Pacific 159 TL
1833 Brachysomophis crocodilinus Crocodile snake eel Indo-Pacific 120 TL
1904 Brachysomophis henshawi Reptilian snake eel Indo-Pacific. 100.6 TL
2001 Brachysomophis longipinnis Northwest Pacific 42.1 TL
1846 Brachysomophis porphyreus Northwest Pacific 129.5 TL
2001 Brachysomophis umbonis Turret snake eel Indo-West Pacific 13.9 TL



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