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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae Snake eels
Subfamily: Ophichthinae
Genus: Bascanichthys

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Bascanichthys bascanium Sooty eel Western Atlantic 70 TL 1884
Bascanichthys bascanoides Sooty sand eel Eastern Central Pacific 77 TL 1916
Bascanichthys ceciliae Eastern Atlantic 82.5 TL 1971
Bascanichthys cylindricus Round sand-eel Eastern Central Pacific 88 TL 1923
Bascanichthys deraniyagalai Indian longtailed sand-eel Indian Ocean 60 TL 1961
Bascanichthys fijiensis Western Central Pacific 1935
Bascanichthys filaria Western Central Pacific 1872
Bascanichthys inopinatus Western Central Atlantic. 1989
Bascanichthys kirkii Longtailed sand-eel Western Indian Ocean 54 TL 1870
Bascanichthys longipinnis Indian Ocean 1867
Bascanichthys myersi Western Central Pacific 1932
Bascanichthys panamensis Panama sand eel Eastern Central Pacific 76 TL 1923
Bascanichthys paulensis Atlantic 62.3 TL 1939
Bascanichthys pusillus Western Central Pacific. 1917
Bascanichthys scuticaris Whip eel Western Atlantic 76 TL 1880
Bascanichthys sibogae Western Central Pacific 23.7 TL 1913



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