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

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3 species (see list below)

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Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 21.5 cm TL

 
Letharchus aliculatus
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Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Letharchus rosenblatti McCosker, 1974

Photo by FAO
 
Letharchus rosenblatti
[Sailfin snake-eel]
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 51 cm TL

 
Letharchus velifer
[American sailfin eel]
3 Species of Family Ophichthidae with Genus Letharchus
(Snake eels)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1974 Letharchus aliculatus Southwest Atlantic 21.5 TL
1974 Letharchus rosenblatti Sailfin snake-eel Eastern Pacific 31 TL
1882 Letharchus velifer American sailfin eel Western Atlantic 51 TL



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