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

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5 species (see list below)

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Photo by Pöllabauer, C.

Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Lamnostoma kampeni (Weber & de Beaufort, 1916)

Photo by Pöllabauer, C.
 
Lamnostoma kampeni
[Freshwater snake-eel]
No picture found
Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Lamnostoma mindora
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Lamnostoma orientalis (McClelland, 1844)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lamnostoma orientalis
[Oriental worm-eel]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 32.5 cm

 
Lamnostoma polyophthalma
[Ocellated sand-eel]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 16.4 cm SL

 
Lamnostoma taylori
[]
5 Species of Family Ophichthidae with Genus Lamnostoma
(Snake eels)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1916 Lamnostoma kampeni Freshwater snake-eel Asia and Oceania 41 TL
1908 Lamnostoma mindora Asia and Oceania 40 TL
1844 Lamnostoma orientalis Oriental worm-eel Indo-West Pacific 36 TL
1853 Lamnostoma polyophthalma Ocellated sand-eel Indo-West Pacific 32.5
1923 Lamnostoma taylori Asia 16.4 SL



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