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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae Snake eels
Subfamily: Myrophinae
Genus: Muraenichthys

(See list of species below)



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7 species (see list below)

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Western Central Pacific

 
Muraenichthys elerae
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Muraenichthys gymnopterus
[]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 22.5 cm TL

 
Muraenichthys macrostomus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Muraenichthys philippinensis
[Philippines worm eel]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Muraenichthys schultzei Bleeker, 1857

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Muraenichthys schultzei
[Maimed snake eel]
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Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 13.5 cm TL

 
Muraenichthys sibogae
[Siboga worm eel]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Muraenichthys thompsoni
[Thompson's snake eel]
7 Species of Family Ophichthidae with Genus Muraenichthys
(Snake eels)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1934 Muraenichthys elerae Western Central Pacific
1853 Muraenichthys gymnopterus Western Pacific 30 TL
1864 Muraenichthys macrostomus Pacific Ocean 22.5 TL
1949 Muraenichthys philippinensis Philippines worm eel Western Central Pacific 30 TL
1857 Muraenichthys schultzei Maimed snake eel Indo-Pacific 24 TL
1916 Muraenichthys sibogae Siboga worm eel Pacific Ocean 13.5 TL
1908 Muraenichthys thompsoni Thompson's snake eel Western Central Pacific



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cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013