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

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8 species (see list below)

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Western Central Atlantic

 
Myrophis anterodorsalis
[Longfin worm eel]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Myrophis cheni
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Myrophis lepturus
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo- West Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Myrophis microchir (Bleeker, 1864)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Myrophis microchir
[Ordinary snake eel]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Myrophis platyrhynchus Breder, 1927

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Myrophis platyrhynchus
[Broadnose worm eel]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 46.5 cm TL

 
Myrophis plumbeus
[Leaden worm eel]

Photo by Giarrizzo, T.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35.3 cm TL
Myrophis punctatus Lütken, 1852

Photo by Giarrizzo, T.
 
Myrophis punctatus
[Speckled worm-eel]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Myrophis vafer Jordan & Gilbert, 1883

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Myrophis vafer
[Pacific worm eel]
8 Species of Family Ophichthidae with Genus Myrophis
(Snake eels)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1989 Myrophis anterodorsalis Longfin worm eel Western Central Atlantic
1967 Myrophis cheni Northwest Pacific 35 SL
1968 Myrophis lepturus Western Indian Ocean
1864 Myrophis microchir Ordinary snake eel Indo- West Pacific 39 TL
1927 Myrophis platyrhynchus Broadnose worm eel Western Central Atlantic 21 TL
1871 Myrophis plumbeus Leaden worm eel Eastern Atlantic 46.5 TL
1852 Myrophis punctatus Speckled worm-eel Western Atlantic 35.3 TL
1883 Myrophis vafer Pacific worm eel Eastern Pacific 46 TL



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