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

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20 species (see list below)

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Scolecenchelys acutirostris
[Sharpnose worm eel]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 44.8 cm TL

 
Scolecenchelys aoki
[Misaki worm eel]

Photo by Good, P.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Scolecenchelys australis (Macleay, 1881)

Photo by Good, P.
 
Scolecenchelys australis
[Shortfinned worm eel]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Scolecenchelys breviceps (Günther, 1876)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Scolecenchelys breviceps
[Short-headed worm eel]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 58 cm TL

 
Scolecenchelys castlei
[Deepwater big-eyed worm eel]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 28.4 cm SL

 
Scolecenchelys chilensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15.5 cm TL
Scolecenchelys cookei (Fowler, 1928)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scolecenchelys cookei
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean.

 
Scolecenchelys erythraeensis
[]
No picture found
Northwestern Pacific
Max. Length 26.5 cm TL

 
Scolecenchelys fuscogularis
[Dark throat worm eel]
No picture found
Western Pacific.

 
Scolecenchelys godeffroyi
[Godeffroy]

Photo by Williams, J.T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Scolecenchelys gymnota (Bleeker, 1857)

Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Scolecenchelys gymnota
[Indo-Pacific slender worm-eel]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 19.7 cm TL

 
Scolecenchelys japonica
[]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Scolecenchelys laticaudata (Ogilby, 1897)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Scolecenchelys laticaudata
[Redfin worm-eel]

Photo by Krumme, U.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Scolecenchelys macroptera (Bleeker, 1857)

Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Scolecenchelys macroptera
[Slender snake eel]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific

 
Scolecenchelys nicholsae
[Nichols' worm eel]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 33.4 cm TL

 
Scolecenchelys profundorum
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Scolecenchelys puhioilo
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Scolecenchelys tasmaniensis
[Tasmanian worm eel]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Scolecenchelys vermiformis
[]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Scolecenchelys xorae (Smith, 1958)

Photo by SFSA
 
Scolecenchelys xorae
[Orangehead worm-eel]
20 Species of Family Ophichthidae with Genus Scolecenchelys
(Snake eels)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1916 Scolecenchelys acutirostris Sharpnose worm eel Western Pacific 10 TL
1901 Scolecenchelys aoki Misaki worm eel Northwest Pacific 44.8 TL
1881 Scolecenchelys australis Shortfinned worm eel Southwest Pacific 40 TL
1876 Scolecenchelys breviceps Short-headed worm eel Eastern Indian Ocean 60 TL
2006 Scolecenchelys castlei Deepwater big-eyed worm eel Southwest Pacific 58 TL
1970 Scolecenchelys chilensis Southeast Pacific 28.4 SL
1928 Scolecenchelys cookei Eastern Central Pacific 15.5 TL
1980 Scolecenchelys erythraeensis Western Indian Ocean.
2013 Scolecenchelys fuscogularis Dark throat worm eel Northwestern Pacific 26.5 TL
1909 Scolecenchelys godeffroyi Godeffroy Western Pacific.
1857 Scolecenchelys gymnota Indo-Pacific slender worm-eel Indo-Pacific 38 TL
1993 Scolecenchelys japonica Northwest Pacific 19.7 TL
1897 Scolecenchelys laticaudata Redfin worm-eel Indo-Pacific 35 TL
1857 Scolecenchelys macroptera Slender snake eel Indo-Pacific 25 TL
1904 Scolecenchelys nicholsae Nichols' worm eel Southwest Pacific
1995 Scolecenchelys profundorum Southeast Pacific 33.4 TL
1979 Scolecenchelys puhioilo Eastern Central Pacific
1911 Scolecenchelys tasmaniensis Tasmanian worm eel Eastern Indian Ocean
1866 Scolecenchelys vermiformis Western Indian Ocean
1958 Scolecenchelys xorae Orangehead worm-eel Western Indian Ocean 25 TL



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