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

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2 species (see list below)

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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 66 cm TL
Leiuranus semicinctus (Lay & Bennett, 1839)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Leiuranus semicinctus
[Saddled snake-eel]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 75.4 cm TL
Leiuranus versicolor (Richardson, 1848)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Leiuranus versicolor
[Convict snake eel]
2 Species of Family Ophichthidae with Genus Leiuranus
(Snake eels)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1839 Leiuranus semicinctus Saddled snake-eel Indo-Pacific 66 TL
1848 Leiuranus versicolor Convict snake eel Pacific Ocean 75.4 TL



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