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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Synaphobranchidae Cutthroat eels
Subfamily: Ilyophinae
Genus: Dysomma

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Dysomma anguillare Shortbelly eel Widespread in the Indo-W 52 TL 1923
Dysomma brevirostre Pignosed arrowtooth eel Eastern Atlantic 30 TL 1887
Dysomma bucephalus Indo-Pacific. 1889
Dysomma dolichosomatum Indo-West Pacific 35.7 TL 1983
Dysomma fuscoventralis Western Indian Ocean 1982
Dysomma goslinei Indo-Pacific. 19.7 TL 1976
Dysomma longirostrum Western Pacific 28.5 TL 2001
Dysomma melanurum Northwestern Pacific. Ta 29.7 TL 1967
Dysomma muciparus Indo-Pacific. 1891
Dysomma opisthoproctus Northwest Pacific 42.1 TL 1995
Dysomma polycatodon Indo-Pacific. 60 TL 1983
Dysomma taiwanensis Taiwanese arrowtooth eel Western Pacific 49.6 TL 2015
Dysomma tridens Western Central Atlantic 1989



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