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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Myrocongridae Atlantic red eels

Genus: Myroconger

(See list of species below)



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5 species (see list below)

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Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 53.8 cm TL
Myroconger compressus Günther, 1870

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Myroconger compressus
[Red eel]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 47.7 cm SL

 
Myroconger gracilis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific.
Max. Length 36.6 cm TL

 
Myroconger nigrodentatus
[Orange eel]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 38.3 cm TL

 
Myroconger prolixus
[]

Photo by Karmovskaya, E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Myroconger seychellensis Karmovskaya, 2006

Photo by Karmovskaya, E.
 
Myroconger seychellensis
[]
5 Species of Family Myrocongridae with Genus Myroconger
(Atlantic red eels)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1870 Myroconger compressus Red eel Eastern Atlantic 53.8 TL
1991 Myroconger gracilis Northwest Pacific 47.7 SL
1995 Myroconger nigrodentatus Orange eel Eastern Pacific. 36.6 TL
1995 Myroconger prolixus Western Pacific 38.3 TL
2006 Myroconger seychellensis Indian Ocean 45 TL



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