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Family: Mastacembelidae Spiny eels



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Photo by Roberts, T.R.

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

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

Photo by Plamoottil, M.

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

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

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.

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

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

Photo by Win, T.

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

Photo by Win, T.
 
Macrognathus aureus
[]

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.

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

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Macrognathus caudiocellatus
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

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

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Macrognathus circumcinctus
[]

Photo by Win, T.

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

Photo by Win, T.
 
Macrognathus dorsiocellatus
[]

Photo by Plamoottil, M.

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

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

Photo by Vincent, M.

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

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

Photo by Martin-Smith, K.

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

Photo by Martin-Smith, K.
 
Macrognathus keithi
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 18.4 cm SL

 
Macrognathus lineatomaculatus
[]

Photo by Roberts, T.R.

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

Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Macrognathus maculatus
[Frecklefin eel]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 26 cm TL

 
Macrognathus malabaricus
[]

Photo by Panitvong, N.

Asia
Max. Length 17.8 cm
Macrognathus meklongensis Roberts, 1986

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

 
Macrognathus morehensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL

 
Macrognathus obscurus
[]

Photo by Khan, M.M.

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

Photo by Khan, M.M.
 
Macrognathus pancalus
[Barred spiny eel]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 15.8 cm SL

 
Macrognathus pavo
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 19.5 cm SL

 
Macrognathus pentophthalmos
[]

Photo by Panitvong, N.

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

Photo by Panitvong, N.
 
Macrognathus semiocellatus
[]

Photo by Baird, I.G.

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

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

Photo by Baird, I.G.

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

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

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.

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

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Macrognathus tapirus
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

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

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Macrognathus zebrinus
[Zebra spiny eel]

Photo by JJPhoto

Asia
Max. Length 49 cm TL
Mastacembelus alboguttatus Boulenger, 1893

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Mastacembelus alboguttatus
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Mastacembelus albomaculatus Poll, 1953

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Mastacembelus albomaculatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 44.5 cm TL

 
Mastacembelus ansorgii
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 16.3 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus apectoralis
[]

Photo by Vikram, B.

Asia
Max. Length 90 cm
Mastacembelus armatus (Lacepède, 1800)

Photo by Vikram, B.
 
Mastacembelus armatus
[Zig-zag eel]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 17.5 cm TL

 
Mastacembelus aviceps
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 16.4 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus brachyrhinus
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Mastacembelus brichardi (Poll, 1958)

Photo by RMCA
 
Mastacembelus brichardi
[Blind spiny eel]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 29.5 cm TL

 
Mastacembelus catchpolei
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 43.5 cm SL
Mastacembelus congicus Boulenger, 1896

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Mastacembelus congicus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 15.7 cm TL

 
Mastacembelus crassus
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 34.5 cm SL
Mastacembelus cryptacanthus Günther, 1867

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Mastacembelus cryptacanthus
[]

Photo by Moeremans, L.

Africa
Max. Length 58 cm TL
Mastacembelus cunningtoni Boulenger, 1906

Photo by Moeremans, L.
 
Mastacembelus cunningtoni
[]

Photo by Win, T.

Asia
Max. Length 30.6 cm
Mastacembelus dayi Boulenger, 1912

Photo by Win, T.
 
Mastacembelus dayi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 24.6 cm TL

 
Mastacembelus decorsei
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Mastacembelus dienbienensis
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Mastacembelus ellipsifer Boulenger, 1899

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Mastacembelus ellipsifer
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Asia
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Mastacembelus erythrotaenia Bleeker, 1850

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Mastacembelus erythrotaenia
[Fire eel]

Photo by Warren, T.

Asia
Max. Length 70 cm SL
Mastacembelus favus Hora, 1924

Photo by Warren, T.
 
Mastacembelus favus
[Tire track eel]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Mastacembelus flavidus Matthes, 1962

Photo by FAO
 
Mastacembelus flavidus
[]

Photo by Seegers, L.

Africa
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Mastacembelus frenatus Boulenger, 1901

Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Mastacembelus frenatus
[Longtail spiny eel]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 33.3 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus greshoffi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 23.9 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus kakrimensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 7.2 cm TL

 
Mastacembelus latens
[]

Photo by Palmer, R.

Africa
Max. Length 36.8 cm SL
Mastacembelus liberiensis Boulenger, 1898

Photo by Palmer, R.
 
Mastacembelus liberiensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 26.1 cm TL

 
Mastacembelus loennbergii
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 32.6 cm SL
Mastacembelus marchei Sauvage, 1879

Photo by RMCA
 
Mastacembelus marchei
[]

Photo by Afzali, A.

Asia
Max. Length 46.4 cm TL
Mastacembelus mastacembelus (Banks & Solander, 1794)

Photo by Afzali, A.
 
Mastacembelus mastacembelus
[Euphrates spiny eel]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 17.6 cm SL
Mastacembelus micropectus Matthes, 1962

Photo by FAO
 
Mastacembelus micropectus
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 44 cm TL
Mastacembelus moorii Boulenger, 1898

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Mastacembelus moorii
[]

Photo by Hopkins, C.D.

Africa
Max. Length 37.5 cm SL
Mastacembelus niger Sauvage, 1879

Photo by Hopkins, C.D.
 
Mastacembelus niger
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 42.2 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus nigromarginatus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 39 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus notophthalmus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 37 cm

 
Mastacembelus oatesii
[]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Mastacembelus ophidium Günther, 1894

Photo by FAO
 
Mastacembelus ophidium
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 33.4 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus pantherinus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 38.7 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus paucispinis
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Mastacembelus plagiostomus Matthes, 1962

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Mastacembelus plagiostomus
[]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Mastacembelus platysoma Poll & Matthes, 1962

Photo by FAO
 
Mastacembelus platysoma
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 14 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus polli
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 35.3 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus praensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 25.4 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus reygeli
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 33.8 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus robertsi
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Mastacembelus sanagali Thys van den Audenaerde, 1972

Photo by RMCA
 
Mastacembelus sanagali
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 37.4 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus seiteri
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 25.9 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus sexdecimspinus
[]

Photo by Reygel, A.

Africa
Max. Length 14.4 cm SL
Mastacembelus shiloangoensis (Vreven, 2004)

Photo by Reygel, A.
 
Mastacembelus shiloangoensis
[]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Mastacembelus shiranus Günther, 1896

Photo by FAO
 
Mastacembelus shiranus
[Malawi spinyeel]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus simbi
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 29.7 cm TL

 
Mastacembelus strigiventus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 29 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus taiaensis
[]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Mastacembelus tanganicae Günther, 1894

Photo by FAO
 
Mastacembelus tanganicae
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Mastacembelus thacbaensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 37.7 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus tinwini
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 35.7 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus traversi
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 40.9 cm TL

 
Mastacembelus triolobus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 33.5 cm TL

 
Mastacembelus trispinosus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 31.3 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus undulatus
[]

Photo by Roberts, T.R.

Asia
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Mastacembelus unicolor Cuvier, 1832

Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Mastacembelus unicolor
[]

Photo by Gratwicke, B.

Africa
Max. Length 15.1 cm TL
Mastacembelus vanderwaali Skelton, 1976

Photo by Gratwicke, B.
 
Mastacembelus vanderwaali
[Ocellated spiny eel]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Mastacembelus zebratus Matthes, 1962

Photo by FAO
 
Mastacembelus zebratus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 21.1 cm TL

 
Sinobdella sinensis
[]



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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
Mastacembelus alboguttatus Asia 49 TL 1893
Mastacembelus albomaculatus Africa 22 TL 1953
Mastacembelus ansorgii Africa 44.5 TL 1905
Mastacembelus apectoralis Africa 16.3 SL 2011
Mastacembelus armatus Zig-zag eel Asia 90 1800
Mastacembelus aviceps Africa 17.5 TL 1976
Mastacembelus brachyrhinus Africa 16.4 SL 1899
Mastacembelus brichardi Blind spiny eel Africa 17 SL 1958
Mastacembelus catchpolei Africa 29.5 TL 1936
Mastacembelus congicus Africa 43.5 SL 1896
Mastacembelus crassus Africa 15.7 TL 1976
Mastacembelus cryptacanthus Africa 34.5 SL 1867
Mastacembelus cunningtoni Africa 58 TL 1906
Mastacembelus dayi Asia 30.6 1912
Mastacembelus decorsei Africa 24.6 TL 1919
Mastacembelus dienbienensis Asia 2005
Mastacembelus ellipsifer Africa 45 TL 1899
Mastacembelus erythrotaenia Fire eel Asia 100 TL 1850
Mastacembelus favus Tire track eel Asia 70 SL 1924
Mastacembelus flavidus Africa 27 TL 1962
Mastacembelus frenatus Longtail spiny eel Africa 40 SL 1901
Mastacembelus greshoffi Africa 33.3 SL 1901
Mastacembelus kakrimensis Africa 23.9 SL 2005
Mastacembelus latens Africa 7.2 TL 1976
Mastacembelus liberiensis Africa 36.8 SL 1898
Mastacembelus loennbergii Africa 26.1 TL 1898
Mastacembelus marchei Africa 32.6 SL 1879
Mastacembelus mastacembelus Euphrates spiny eel Asia 46.4 TL 1794
Mastacembelus micropectus Africa 17.6 SL 1962
Mastacembelus moorii Africa 44 TL 1898
Mastacembelus niger Africa 37.5 SL 1879
Mastacembelus nigromarginatus Africa 42.2 SL 1898
Mastacembelus notophthalmus Asia 39 SL 1989
Mastacembelus oatesii Asia 37 1893
Mastacembelus ophidium Africa 33 TL 1894
Mastacembelus pantherinus Asia 33.4 SL 2007
Mastacembelus paucispinis Africa 38.7 SL 1899
Mastacembelus plagiostomus Africa 30 SL 1962
Mastacembelus platysoma Africa 16 SL 1962
Mastacembelus polli Africa 14 SL 2005
Mastacembelus praensis Africa 35.3 SL 1992
Mastacembelus reygeli Africa 25.4 SL 2009
Mastacembelus robertsi Africa 33.8 SL 1996
Mastacembelus sanagali Africa 24 SL 1972
Mastacembelus seiteri Africa 37.4 SL 1972
Mastacembelus sexdecimspinus Africa 25.9 SL 1986
Mastacembelus shiloangoensis Africa 14.4 SL 2004
Mastacembelus shiranus Malawi spinyeel Africa 26 TL 1896
Mastacembelus simbi Africa 7.8 SL 2009
Mastacembelus strigiventus Asia 29.7 TL 2011
Mastacembelus taiaensis Africa 29 SL 1992
Mastacembelus tanganicae Africa 19 SL 1894
Mastacembelus thacbaensis Asia 2005
Mastacembelus tinwini Asia 37.7 SL 2007
Mastacembelus traversi Africa 35.7 SL 1997
Mastacembelus triolobus Asia 40.9 TL 2011
Mastacembelus trispinosus Africa 33.5 TL 1911
Mastacembelus undulatus Asia 31.3 SL 1844
Mastacembelus unicolor Asia 55 TL 1832
Mastacembelus vanderwaali Ocellated spiny eel Africa 15.1 TL 1976
Mastacembelus zebratus Africa 19 SL 1962
Sinobdella sinensis Asia 21.1 TL 1870



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