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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Nettastomatidae Duckbill eels

Genus: Hoplunnis

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Western Atlantic.
Max. Length 36.6 cm TL
Hoplunnis diomediana Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Hoplunnis diomediana
[Blacktail pikeconger]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 54.2 cm TL
Hoplunnis macrura Ginsburg, 1951

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Hoplunnis macrura
[Freckled pike-conger]
No picture found

Max. Length 91.7 cm TL

 
Hoplunnis megista
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 125 cm TL

 
Hoplunnis pacifica
[Silver pikeconger]
No picture found

Max. Length 55.5 cm TL

 
Hoplunnis punctata
[Slender duckbill eel]
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Hoplunnis schmidti
[]
No picture found


 
Hoplunnis sicarius
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 49.3 cm TL

 
Hoplunnis similis
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Hoplunnis tenuis Ginsburg, 1951

Photo by Photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.
 
Hoplunnis tenuis
[Spotted pike-conger]



9 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hoplunnis diomediana Blacktail pikeconger Western Atlantic. 36.6 TL 1896
Hoplunnis macrura Freckled pike-conger Western Central Atlantic 54.2 TL 1951
Hoplunnis megista Western Central Atlantic 91.7 TL 1989
Hoplunnis pacifica Silver pikeconger Eastern Pacific. Needs a 125 TL 1968
Hoplunnis punctata Slender duckbill eel Eastern Atlantic 55.5 TL 1915
Hoplunnis schmidti Western Central Atlantic 1859
Hoplunnis sicarius Eastern Central Pacific 1899
Hoplunnis similis Western Central Atlantic 49.3 TL 1989
Hoplunnis tenuis Spotted pike-conger Western Atlantic 46 TL 1951



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