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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Synbranchiformes
Family: Synbranchidae Swamp-eels

Genus: Ophisternon

(See list of species below)



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6 species (see list below)

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Central America
Max. Length 80 cm TL

 
Ophisternon aenigmaticum
[Obscure swamp eel]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 32 cm TL

 
Ophisternon afrum
[Guinea swamp eel]

Photo by FAO

Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Ophisternon bengalense McClelland, 1844

Photo by FAO
 
Ophisternon bengalense
[Bengal eel]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Ophisternon candidum
[Blind cave eel]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Ophisternon gutturale
[Australian swamp eel]

Photo by Contreras-Balderas, S.

Central America

Ophisternon infernale (Hubbs, 1938)

Photo by Contreras-Balderas, S.
 
Ophisternon infernale
[Blind swamp eel]
6 Species of Family Synbranchidae with Genus Ophisternon
(Swamp-eels)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1976 Ophisternon aenigmaticum Obscure swamp eel Central America 80 TL
1909 Ophisternon afrum Guinea swamp eel Eastern Central Atlantic 32 TL
1844 Ophisternon bengalense Bengal eel Asia and Oceania 100 TL
1962 Ophisternon candidum Blind cave eel Oceania 40 TL
1845 Ophisternon gutturale Australian swamp eel Oceania 60 TL
1938 Ophisternon infernale Blind swamp eel Central America



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