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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Heterenchelyidae Mud eels

Genus: Pythonichthys

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4 species (see list below)

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Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 47.2 cm TL
Pythonichthys asodes Rosenblatt & Rubinoff, 1972

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Pythonichthys asodes
[Pacific mud eel]

Photo by CIPA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Pythonichthys macrurus (Regan, 1912)

Photo by CIPA
 
Pythonichthys macrurus
[Longtailed shortfaced eel]
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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50.5 cm TL

 
Pythonichthys microphthalmus
[Shorttailed shortfaced eel]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 41.9 cm TL
Pythonichthys sanguineus Poey, 1868

Photo by JAMARC
 
Pythonichthys sanguineus
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4 Species of Family Heterenchelyidae with Genus Pythonichthys
(Mud eels)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1972 Pythonichthys asodes Pacific mud eel Eastern Central Pacific 47.2 TL
1912 Pythonichthys macrurus Longtailed shortfaced eel Eastern Atlantic 80 TL
1912 Pythonichthys microphthalmus Shorttailed shortfaced eel Eastern Atlantic 50.5 TL
1868 Pythonichthys sanguineus Western Central Atlantic 41.9 TL



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