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

(See list of species below)



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15 species (see list below)

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Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.

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

Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.
 
Callechelys bilinearis
[Twostripe snake eel]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 82 cm TL

 
Callechelys bitaeniata
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Callechelys cliffi
[Sandy ridgefin eel]

Photo by FAO

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

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

 
Callechelys galapagensis
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

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

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Callechelys guineensis
[Shorttail snake eel]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 73 cm TL

 
Callechelys leucoptera
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Callechelys lutea
[Yellow-spotted snake eel]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 33.8 cm TL

 
Callechelys maculatus
[]

Photo by Adams, M.J.

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

Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Callechelys marmorata
[Marbled snake eel]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Callechelys muraena
[Blotched snake eel]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 55.1 cm TL

 
Callechelys papulosa
[Blistered snake eel]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 46.4 cm TL

 
Callechelys randalli
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 80.1 cm TL

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



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