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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Ophidiiformes
Family: Ophidiidae Cusk-eels
Subfamily: Ophidiinae
Genus: Ophidion

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Western Atlantic. USA (fr
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Ophidion antipholus Lea & Robins, 2003

Photo by Photo by Marotta, D.
 
Ophidion antipholus
[Longnose cusk-eel]



Northwest Pacific.
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Ophidion asiro (Jordan & Fowler, 1902)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Ophidion asiro
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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25.4 cm TL
Ophidion barbatum Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Luquet, D.
 
Ophidion barbatum
[Snake blenny]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.6 cm SL

 
Ophidion dromio
[Shorthead cusk-eel]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 9.6 cm TL
Ophidion exul Robins, 1991

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ophidion exul
[Exile cusk eel]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Ophidion fulvum (Hildebrand & Barton, 1949)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Ophidion fulvum
[Earspot cusk eel]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 21.5 cm SL
Ophidion galeoides (Gilbert, 1890)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Ophidion galeoides
[Striped cusk eel]



Southwest Pacific

Ophidion genyopus (Ogilby, 1897)

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Ophidion genyopus
[Ravenous cusk]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Ophidion grayi (Fowler, 1948)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Ophidion grayi
[Blotched cusk-eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Ophidion guianense
[Guianan cusk-eel]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Ophidion holbrookii Putnam, 1874

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Ophidion holbrookii
[Band cusk-eel]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 19.1 cm SL
Ophidion imitator Lea, 1997

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Ophidion imitator
[Mimic cusk-eel]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Ophidion iris Breder, 1936

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Ophidion iris
[Rainbow cusk eel]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Ophidion josephi Girard, 1858

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Ophidion josephi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.0 cm SL

 
Ophidion lagochila
[Harelip cusk]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.8 cm SL

 
Ophidion lozanoi
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Ophidion marginatum DeKay, 1842

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Ophidion marginatum
[Striped cusk-eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.3 cm TL

 
Ophidion metoecus
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Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL
Ophidion muraenolepis Günther, 1880

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Ophidion muraenolepis
[Blackedge cusk]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Ophidion nocomis
[Letter opener]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.8 cm SL

 
Ophidion puck
[Pallid cusk-eel]
No picture found


 
Ophidion robinsi
[Colonial cusk-eel]



Mediterranean Sea
Max. Length 29.3 cm TL
Ophidion rochei Müller, 1845

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Ophidion rochei
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.0 cm SL

 
Ophidion saldanhai
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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Ophidion scrippsae (Hubbs, 1916)

Photo by Photo by Amezcua Linares, F.
 
Ophidion scrippsae
[Basketweave cusk-eel]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Ophidion selenops Robins & Böhlke, 1959

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Ophidion selenops
[Mooneye cusk-eel]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Ophidion smithi (Fowler, 1934)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ophidion smithi
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27 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ophidion antipholus Longnose cusk-eel Western Atlantic. USA (fr 21 SL 2003
Ophidion asiro Northwest Pacific. 20 SL 1902
Ophidion barbatum Snake blenny Eastern Atlantic 25.4 TL 1758
Ophidion dromio Shorthead cusk-eel Western Atlantic 14.6 SL 2003
Ophidion exul Exile cusk eel Eastern Pacific 9.6 TL 1991
Ophidion fulvum Earspot cusk eel Eastern Pacific 18 TL 1949
Ophidion galeoides Striped cusk eel Eastern Central Pacific 21.5 SL 1890
Ophidion genyopus Ravenous cusk Southwest Pacific 1897
Ophidion grayi Blotched cusk-eel Western Atlantic 30 TL 1948
Ophidion guianense Guianan cusk-eel Western Atlantic 11.7 SL 2003
Ophidion holbrookii Band cusk-eel Western Atlantic 30 TL 1874
Ophidion imitator Mimic cusk-eel Eastern Central Pacific 19.1 SL 1997
Ophidion iris Rainbow cusk eel Eastern Central Pacific 25 SL 1936
Ophidion josephi Western Central Atlantic 25 TL 1858
Ophidion lagochila Harelip cusk Western Central Atlantic 7.0 SL 1959
Ophidion lozanoi Eastern Atlantic 13.8 SL 1990
Ophidion marginatum Striped cusk-eel Western Atlantic 25 TL 1842
Ophidion metoecus Southeast Pacific 11.3 TL 1991
Ophidion muraenolepis Blackedge cusk Pacific Ocean 15.5 SL 1880
Ophidion nocomis Letter opener Western Central Atlantic 8.7 SL 1959
Ophidion puck Pallid cusk-eel Western Atlantic 13.8 SL 2003
Ophidion robinsi Colonial cusk-eel Northwest Atlantic 1992
Ophidion rochei Mediterranean Sea 29.3 TL 1845
Ophidion saldanhai Eastern Central Atlantic 15.0 SL 1999
Ophidion scrippsae Basketweave cusk-eel Eastern Pacific 28 TL 1916
Ophidion selenops Mooneye cusk-eel Western Atlantic 10 TL 1959
Ophidion smithi Indian Ocean 14 TL 1934



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