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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Synbranchiformes
Family: Mastacembelidae Spiny eels

Genus: Macrognathus

(See list of species below)



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Asia
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Macrognathus aculeatus (Bloch, 1786)

Photo by Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Macrognathus aculeatus
[Lesser spiny eel]



Asia
Max. Length 21.2 cm SL
Macrognathus albus Plamoottil & Abraham, 2014

Photo by Photo by Plamoottil, M.
 
Macrognathus albus
[Spotless spiny eel]



Asia
Max. Length 63.5 cm TL
Macrognathus aral (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Macrognathus aral
[One-stripe spinyeel]



Asia
Max. Length 21.6 cm SL
Macrognathus aureus Britz, 2010

Photo by Photo by Win, T.
 
Macrognathus aureus
[]



Asia
Max. Length 25 cm NG
Macrognathus caudiocellatus (Boulenger, 1893)

Photo by Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Macrognathus caudiocellatus
[]



Asia
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Macrognathus circumcinctus (Hora, 1924)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Macrognathus circumcinctus
[]



Asia
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Macrognathus dorsiocellatus Britz, 2010

Photo by Photo by Win, T.
 
Macrognathus dorsiocellatus
[]



Asia
Max. Length 30.7 cm SL
Macrognathus fasciatus Plamoottil & Abraham, 2014

Photo by Photo by Plamoottil, M.
 
Macrognathus fasciatus
[Yellow banded spiny eel]



Asia
Max. Length 29.9 cm SL
Macrognathus guentheri (Day, 1865)

Photo by Photo by Vincent, M.
 
Macrognathus guentheri
[Malabar spinyeel]



Asia
Max. Length 22.2 cm SL
Macrognathus keithi (Herre, 1940)

Photo by Photo by Martin-Smith, K.
 
Macrognathus keithi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 18.4 cm SL

 
Macrognathus lineatomaculatus
[]



Asia
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Macrognathus maculatus (Cuvier, 1832)

Photo by Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Macrognathus maculatus
[Frecklefin eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 26 cm TL

 
Macrognathus malabaricus
[]



Asia
Max. Length 17.8 cm
Macrognathus meklongensis Roberts, 1986

Photo by Photo by Panitvong, N.
 
Macrognathus meklongensis
[]
No picture found


 
Macrognathus morehensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.5 cm SL

 
Macrognathus obscurus
[]



Asia
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Macrognathus pancalus Hamilton, 1822

Photo by Photo by Khan, M.M.
 
Macrognathus pancalus
[Barred spiny eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.8 cm SL

 
Macrognathus pavo
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.5 cm SL

 
Macrognathus pentophthalmos
[]



Asia
Max. Length 19.2 cm SL
Macrognathus semiocellatus Roberts, 1986

Photo by Photo by Panitvong, N.
 
Macrognathus semiocellatus
[]



Asia
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Macrognathus siamensis (Günther, 1861)

Photo by Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Macrognathus siamensis
[Peacock eel]



Asia
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Macrognathus taeniagaster (Fowler, 1935)

Photo by Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Macrognathus taeniagaster
[]



Asia.
Max. Length 17.9 cm SL
Macrognathus tapirus Kottelat & Widjanarti, 2005

Photo by Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Macrognathus tapirus
[]



Asia
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Macrognathus zebrinus (Blyth, 1858)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Macrognathus zebrinus
[Zebra spiny eel]



24 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Macrognathus aculeatus Lesser spiny eel Asia 38 TL 1786
Macrognathus albus Spotless spiny eel Asia 21.2 SL 2014
Macrognathus aral One-stripe spinyeel Asia 63.5 TL 1801
Macrognathus aureus Asia 21.6 SL 2010
Macrognathus caudiocellatus Asia 25 NG 1893
Macrognathus circumcinctus Asia 20 SL 1924
Macrognathus dorsiocellatus Asia 25 SL 2010
Macrognathus fasciatus Yellow banded spiny eel Asia 30.7 SL 2014
Macrognathus guentheri Malabar spinyeel Asia 29.9 SL 1865
Macrognathus keithi Asia 22.2 SL 1940
Macrognathus lineatomaculatus Asia 18.4 SL 2010
Macrognathus maculatus Frecklefin eel Asia 28 TL 1832
Macrognathus malabaricus Asia 26 TL 1849
Macrognathus meklongensis Asia 17.8 1986
Macrognathus morehensis Asia 2000
Macrognathus obscurus Asia 13.5 SL 2010
Macrognathus pancalus Barred spiny eel Asia 18 TL 1822
Macrognathus pavo Asia 15.8 SL 2010
Macrognathus pentophthalmos Asia 19.5 SL 1854
Macrognathus semiocellatus Asia 19.2 SL 1986
Macrognathus siamensis Peacock eel Asia 30 SL 1861
Macrognathus taeniagaster Asia 16 SL 1935
Macrognathus tapirus Asia. 17.9 SL 2005
Macrognathus zebrinus Zebra spiny eel Asia 46 TL 1858



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