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

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3 species (see list below)

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Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Echiophis brunneus (Castro-Aguirre & Suárez de los Cobos, 1983)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Echiophis brunneus
[Pacific spoon-nose eel]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 180 cm TL
Echiophis intertinctus (Richardson, 1848)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Echiophis intertinctus
[Spotted spoon-nose eel]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 180 cm TL
Echiophis punctifer (Kaup, 1859)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Echiophis punctifer
[Stippled spoon-nose eel]
3 Species of Family Ophichthidae with Genus Echiophis
(Snake eels)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1983 Echiophis brunneus Pacific spoon-nose eel Eastern Central Pacific 140 TL
1848 Echiophis intertinctus Spotted spoon-nose eel Western Atlantic 180 TL
1859 Echiophis punctifer Stippled spoon-nose eel Western Atlantic 180 TL



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