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

(See list of species below)



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6 species (see list below)

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Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Ichthyapus acuticeps (Barnard, 1923)

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Ichthyapus acuticeps
[Sharpnose sand-eel]
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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 42.7 cm TL

 
Ichthyapus insularis
[]

Photo by AFSCUS

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Ichthyapus ophioneus (Evermann & Marsh, 1900)

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Ichthyapus ophioneus
[Surf eel]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Pacific

Ichthyapus platyrhynchus (Gosline, 1951)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ichthyapus platyrhynchus
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Ichthyapus selachops (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Ichthyapus selachops
[Smiling snake-eel]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Ichthyapus vulturis (Weber & de Beaufort, 1916)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ichthyapus vulturis
[Vulture sand eel]
6 Species of Family Ophichthidae with Genus Ichthyapus
(Snake eels)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1923 Ichthyapus acuticeps Sharpnose sand-eel Western Indian Ocean 40 TL
2004 Ichthyapus insularis Southeast Atlantic 42.7 TL
1900 Ichthyapus ophioneus Surf eel Western Atlantic 45 TL
1951 Ichthyapus platyrhynchus Eastern Pacific
1882 Ichthyapus selachops Smiling snake-eel Eastern Pacific 41 TL
1916 Ichthyapus vulturis Vulture sand eel Indo-Pacific 60 TL



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