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

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Photo by Ott, G.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Ott, G.
Pisodonophis boro
[Rice-paddy eel]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Max. Length 108 cm TL
Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson, 1848)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
Pisodonophis cancrivorus
[Longfin snake-eel]
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Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 30.8 cm SL

Pisodonophis copelandi

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 68 cm TL
Pisodonophis daspilotus Gilbert, 1898

Photo by Allen, G.R.
Pisodonophis daspilotus
[Blunt-toothed snake eel]
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Pisodonophis hijala

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Pisodonophis hoeveni (Bleeker, 1853)

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Pisodonophis hoeveni
[Hoeven's snake eel]
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Max. Length 75 cm TL

Pisodonophis hypselopterus

Photo by Kim, J.K.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 60.1 cm TL
Pisodonophis sangjuensis Ji & Kim, 2011

Photo by Kim, J.K.
Pisodonophis sangjuensis
[Korean Snake eel]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Pisodonophis semicinctus (Richardson, 1848)

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Pisodonophis semicinctus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pisodonophis boro Rice-paddy eel Indo-West Pacific 100 TL 1822
Pisodonophis cancrivorus Longfin snake-eel Indo-Pacific 108 TL 1848
Pisodonophis copelandi Western Central Pacific 30.8 SL 1953
Pisodonophis daspilotus Blunt-toothed snake eel Eastern Pacific 68 TL 1898
Pisodonophis hijala Indo-Pacific. 1822
Pisodonophis hoeveni Hoeven's snake eel Indo-West Pacific 22 TL 1853
Pisodonophis hypselopterus Asia 75 TL 1851
Pisodonophis sangjuensis Korean Snake eel Northwest Pacific 60.1 TL 2011
Pisodonophis semicinctus Eastern Central Atlantic 80 TL 1848

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