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

Genus: Ophisternon

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6 species
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Max. Length 80 cm TL

 
Ophisternon aenigmaticum
[Obscure swamp eel]
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Max. Length 53.5 cm TL

 
Ophisternon afrum
[Guinea swamp eel]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Ophisternon bengalense
[Bengal eel]
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Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Ophisternon candidum
[Blind cave eel]
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Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Ophisternon gutturale
[Australian swamp eel]



Central America

Ophisternon infernale (Hubbs, 1938)

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Ophisternon infernale
[Blind swamp eel]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ophisternon aenigmaticum Obscure swamp eel Central America 80 TL 1976
Ophisternon afrum Guinea swamp eel Africa 53.5 TL 1909
Ophisternon bengalense Bengal eel Asia and Oceania 100 TL 1844
Ophisternon candidum Blind cave eel Oceania 40 TL 1962
Ophisternon gutturale Australian swamp eel Oceania 60 TL 1845
Ophisternon infernale Blind swamp eel Central America 1938



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