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

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9 species (see list below)

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Neenchelys buitendijki Weber & de Beaufort, 1916

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Neenchelys buitendijki
[Fintail serpent eel]

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Neenchelys cheni (Chen & Weng, 1967)

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Neenchelys cheni
[Chen's worm eel]

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 34.2 cm TL
Neenchelys daedalus McCosker, 1982

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Neenchelys daedalus
[New Guinea worm eel]

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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 47.5 cm TL
Neenchelys diaphora Ho, McCosker & Smith, 2013

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Neenchelys diaphora
[Longfin work eel]

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Northwestern Pacific
Max. Length 52.2 cm TL
Neenchelys mccoskeri Hibino, Ho & Kimura, 2012

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Neenchelys mccoskeri
[McCosker’s worm eel]

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18.3 cm TL
Neenchelys microtretus Bamber, 1915

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Neenchelys microtretus
[Small-fin worm eel]

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Northwestern Pacific
Max. Length 32.8 cm TL
Neenchelys parvipectoralis Chu, Wu and Jin, 1981

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Neenchelys parvipectoralis
[Mini-fin work eel]

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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 39.2 cm TL
Neenchelys pelagica Ho, McCosker & Smith, 2013

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Neenchelys pelagica
[Pelagic worm eel]

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 75.6 cm TL
Neenchelys similis Ho, McCosker & Smith, 2013

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Neenchelys similis
[Slender work eel]
9 Species of Family Ophichthidae with Genus Neenchelys
(Snake eels)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1916 Neenchelys buitendijki Fintail serpent eel Indo-West Pacific 30 TL
1967 Neenchelys cheni Chen's worm eel Indo-Pacific 35 SL
1982 Neenchelys daedalus New Guinea worm eel Western Pacific 34.2 TL
2013 Neenchelys diaphora Longfin work eel Northwest Pacific 47.5 TL
2012 Neenchelys mccoskeri McCosker’s worm eel Northwestern Pacific 52.2 TL
1915 Neenchelys microtretus Small-fin worm eel Western Indian Ocean 18.3 TL
1981 Neenchelys parvipectoralis Mini-fin work eel Northwestern Pacific 32.8 TL
2013 Neenchelys pelagica Pelagic worm eel Northwest Pacific 39.2 TL
2013 Neenchelys similis Slender work eel Western Pacific 75.6 TL



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