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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Heterenchelyidae Mud eels

Genus: Pythonichthys

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

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



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

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Pythonichthys macrurus
[Longtailed shortfaced eel]
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Max. Length 50.5 cm TL

 
Pythonichthys microphthalmus
[Shorttailed shortfaced eel]



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

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Pythonichthys sanguineus
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pythonichthys asodes Pacific mud eel Eastern Central Pacific 47.2 TL 1972
Pythonichthys macrurus Longtailed shortfaced eel Eastern Atlantic 80 TL 1912
Pythonichthys microphthalmus Shorttailed shortfaced eel Eastern Atlantic 50.5 TL 1912
Pythonichthys sanguineus Western Central Atlantic 41.9 TL 1868



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