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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae Snake eels
Subfamily: Ophichthinae
Genus: Quassiremus

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Max. Length 71 cm TL

 
Quassiremus ascensionis
[Blackspotted snake eel]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 71 cm TL
Quassiremus evionthas (Jordan & Bollman, 1890)

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Quassiremus evionthas
[Galapagos snake eel]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Quassiremus nothochir (Gilbert, 1890)

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Quassiremus nothochir
[Smallfish snake-eel]
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Max. Length 79.5 cm SL

 
Quassiremus polyclitellum
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Quassiremus ascensionis Blackspotted snake eel Western Atlantic 71 TL 1889
Quassiremus evionthas Galapagos snake eel Eastern Central Pacific 71 TL 1890
Quassiremus nothochir Smallfish snake-eel Eastern Central Pacific 70 TL 1890
Quassiremus polyclitellum Southwest Pacific 79.5 SL 1996



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