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Family: Heterenchelyidae Mud eels



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Panturichthys fowleri Mediterranean endemic; kn 1953
Panturichthys isognathus Eastern Atlantic 32.5 TL 1953
Panturichthys longus Slender shortfaced eel Eastern Atlantic 149 TL 1915
Panturichthys mauritanicus Mauritanian shortface eel Eastern Atlantic 84 TL 1913
Pythonichthys asodes Pacific mud eel Eastern Central Pacific 47.2 TL 1972
Pythonichthys macrurus Longtailed shortfaced eel Eastern Atlantic 80 TL 1912
Pythonichthys microphthalmus Shorttailed shortfaced eel Eastern Atlantic 50.5 TL 1912
Pythonichthys sanguineus Western Central Atlantic 41.9 TL 1868



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