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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Synbranchiformes
Family: Mastacembelidae Spiny eels

Genus: Macrognathus

(See list of species below)



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22 species (see list below)

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Photo by Roberts, T.R.

Asia
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Macrognathus aculeatus (Bloch, 1786)

Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Macrognathus aculeatus
[Lesser spiny eel]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Asia
Max. Length 63.5 cm TL
Macrognathus aral (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Macrognathus aral
[One-stripe spinyeel]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 21.6 cm SL

 
Macrognathus aureus
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Macrognathus caudiocellatus
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Asia
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Macrognathus circumcinctus (Hora, 1924)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Macrognathus circumcinctus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 25 cm SL

 
Macrognathus dorsiocellatus
[]

Photo by Vincent, M.

Asia
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Macrognathus guentheri (Day, 1865)

Photo by Vincent, M.
 
Macrognathus guentheri
[Malabar spinyeel]

Photo by Martin-Smith, K.

Asia
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Macrognathus keithi (Herre, 1940)

Photo by Martin-Smith, K.
 
Macrognathus keithi
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 18.4 cm SL

 
Macrognathus lineatomaculatus
[]

Photo by Roberts, T.R.

Asia
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Macrognathus maculatus (Cuvier, 1832)

Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Macrognathus maculatus
[Frecklefin eel]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 26 cm TL

 
Macrognathus malabaricus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 17.8 cm

 
Macrognathus meklongensis
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Macrognathus morehensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL

 
Macrognathus obscurus
[]

Photo by Khan, M.M.

Asia
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Macrognathus pancalus Hamilton, 1822

Photo by Khan, M.M.
 
Macrognathus pancalus
[Barred spiny eel]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 15.8 cm SL

 
Macrognathus pavo
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 19.5 cm SL

 
Macrognathus pentophthalmos
[]

Photo by Panitvong, N.

Asia
Max. Length 19.2 cm SL
Macrognathus semiocellatus Roberts, 1986

Photo by Panitvong, N.
 
Macrognathus semiocellatus
[]

Photo by Baird, I.G.

Asia
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Macrognathus siamensis (Günther, 1861)

Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Macrognathus siamensis
[Peacock eel]

Photo by Baird, I.G.

Asia
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Macrognathus taeniagaster (Fowler, 1935)

Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Macrognathus taeniagaster
[]

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.

Asia.
Max. Length 17.9 cm SL
Macrognathus tapirus Kottelat & Widjanarti, 2005

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Macrognathus tapirus
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Asia
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Macrognathus zebrinus (Blyth, 1858)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Macrognathus zebrinus
[Zebra spiny eel]
22 Species of Family Mastacembelidae with Genus Macrognathus
(Spiny eels)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1786 Macrognathus aculeatus Lesser spiny eel Asia 38 TL
1801 Macrognathus aral One-stripe spinyeel Asia 63.5 TL
2010 Macrognathus aureus Asia 21.6 SL
1893 Macrognathus caudiocellatus Asia
1924 Macrognathus circumcinctus Asia 20 SL
2010 Macrognathus dorsiocellatus Asia 25 SL
1865 Macrognathus guentheri Malabar spinyeel Asia 26 TL
1940 Macrognathus keithi Asia 22 SL
2010 Macrognathus lineatomaculatus Asia 18.4 SL
1832 Macrognathus maculatus Frecklefin eel Asia 28 TL
1849 Macrognathus malabaricus Asia 26 TL
1986 Macrognathus meklongensis Asia 17.8
2000 Macrognathus morehensis Asia
2010 Macrognathus obscurus Asia 13.5 SL
1822 Macrognathus pancalus Barred spiny eel Asia 18 TL
2010 Macrognathus pavo Asia 15.8 SL
1854 Macrognathus pentophthalmos Asia 19.5 SL
1986 Macrognathus semiocellatus Asia 19.2 SL
1861 Macrognathus siamensis Peacock eel Asia 30 SL
1935 Macrognathus taeniagaster Asia 16 SL
2005 Macrognathus tapirus Asia. 17.9 SL
1858 Macrognathus zebrinus Zebra spiny eel Asia 46 TL



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