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Family: Nemichthyidae Snipe eels



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Max. Length 77 cm TL

 
Avocettina acuticeps
[Southern snipe eel]
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Avocettina bowersii
[]



Circumglobal
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Avocettina infans (Günther, 1878)

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Avocettina infans
[Avocet snipe eel]



Southwest Atlantic and so
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Avocettina paucipora Nielsen & Smith, 1978

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Avocettina paucipora
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Max. Length 80 cm TL

 
Labichthys carinatus
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Labichthys yanoi
[Yano's snipe eel]



Worldwide in tropical and
Max. Length 143 cm TL
Nemichthys curvirostris (Strömman, 1896)

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Nemichthys curvirostris
[Boxer snipe eel]
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Max. Length 160.7 cm TL

 
Nemichthys larseni
[Pale snipe eel]



Worldwide in tropical and
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Nemichthys scolopaceus Richardson, 1848

Photo by Photo by Román Marcote, E.
 
Nemichthys scolopaceus
[Slender snipe eel]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Avocettina acuticeps Southern snipe eel Southern region of all oc 77 TL 1916
Avocettina bowersii Eastern Central Pacific 1899
Avocettina infans Avocet snipe eel Circumglobal 80 TL 1878
Avocettina paucipora Southwest Atlantic and so 55 TL 1978
Labichthys carinatus Eastern Atlantic 80 TL 1883
Labichthys yanoi Yano's snipe eel Southwest Pacific 1966
Nemichthys curvirostris Boxer snipe eel Worldwide in tropical and 143 TL 1896
Nemichthys larseni Pale snipe eel Eastern Pacific 160.7 TL 1978
Nemichthys scolopaceus Slender snipe eel Worldwide in tropical and 130 TL 1848



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