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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae Snake eels
Subfamily: Ophichthinae
Genus: Pisodonophis

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9 species (see list below)

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Photo by Ott, G.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Ott, G.
Pisodonophis boro
[Rice-paddy eel]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Max. Length 108 cm TL
Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson, 1848)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
Pisodonophis cancrivorus
[Longfin snake-eel]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 30.8 cm SL

Pisodonophis copelandi

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 68 cm TL
Pisodonophis daspilotus Gilbert, 1898

Photo by Allen, G.R.
Pisodonophis daspilotus
[Marble-toothed snake-eel]
No picture found

Pisodonophis hijala

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Pisodonophis hoeveni (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by FAO
Pisodonophis hoeveni
[Hoeven's snake eel]
No picture found
Max. Length 75 cm TL

Pisodonophis hypselopterus

Photo by Kim, J.K.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 60.1 cm TL
Pisodonophis sangjuensis Ji & Kim, 2011

Photo by Kim, J.K.
Pisodonophis sangjuensis
[Korean Snake eel]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Pisodonophis semicinctus (Richardson, 1848)

Photo by FAO
Pisodonophis semicinctus
9 Species of Family Ophichthidae with Genus Pisodonophis
(Snake eels)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1822 Pisodonophis boro Rice-paddy eel Indo-West Pacific 100 TL
1848 Pisodonophis cancrivorus Longfin snake-eel Indo-Pacific 108 TL
1953 Pisodonophis copelandi Western Central Pacific 30.8 SL
1898 Pisodonophis daspilotus Marble-toothed snake-eel Eastern Pacific 68 TL
1822 Pisodonophis hijala Indo-Pacific.
1853 Pisodonophis hoeveni Hoeven's snake eel Indo-West Pacific 22 TL
1851 Pisodonophis hypselopterus Asia 75 TL
2011 Pisodonophis sangjuensis Korean Snake eel Northwest Pacific 60.1 TL
1848 Pisodonophis semicinctus Eastern Central Atlantic 80 TL

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