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

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Max. Length 81.9 cm TL

 
Xyrias chioui
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Max. Length 63.6 cm TL

 
Xyrias guineensis
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Max. Length 75.2 cm TL

 
Xyrias multiserialis
[Speckled snake eel]
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Max. Length 93 cm TL

 
Xyrias revulsus
[Strict snake eel]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Xyrias chioui Pacific Ocean 81.9 TL 2009
Xyrias guineensis Eastern Atlantic 63.6 TL 1975
Xyrias multiserialis Speckled snake eel Western Indian Ocean 75.2 TL 1939
Xyrias revulsus Strict snake eel Indo-Pacific 93 TL 1901



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