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Family: Synaphobranchidae Cutthroat eels



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Atractodenchelys phrix
[]



Southwestern Pacific

Atractodenchelys robinsorum Karmovskaya, 2003

Photo by Photo by Karmovskaya, E.
 
Atractodenchelys robinsorum
[]



Circum-austral, except ea
Max. Length 180 cm TL
Diastobranchus capensis Barnard, 1923

Photo by Photo by Yau, B.
 
Diastobranchus capensis
[Basketwork eel]



Widespread in the Indo-W
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Dysomma anguillare Barnard, 1923

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Dysomma anguillare
[Shortbelly eel]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Dysomma brevirostre (Facciolà, 1887)

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Dysomma brevirostre
[Pignosed arrowtooth eel]
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Dysomma bucephalus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35.7 cm TL
Dysomma dolichosomatum Karrer, 1983

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Dysomma dolichosomatum
[]
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Dysomma fuscoventralis
[]



Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 19.7 cm TL
Dysomma goslinei Robins & Robins, 1976

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Dysomma goslinei
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 28.5 cm TL

 
Dysomma longirostrum
[]



Northwestern Pacific. Ta
Max. Length 29.7 cm TL
Dysomma melanurum Chen & Weng, 1967

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Dysomma melanurum
[]
No picture found


 
Dysomma muciparus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 42.1 cm TL

 
Dysomma opisthoproctus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Dysomma polycatodon
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 49.6 cm TL

 
Dysomma taiwanensis
[Taiwanese arrowtooth eel]
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Dysomma tridens
[]
No picture found


 
Dysommina proboscideus
[]



Widespread in tropical At
Max. Length 37.1 cm TL
Dysommina rugosa Ginsburg, 1951

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Dysommina rugosa
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 51.1 cm TL
Haptenchelys texis Robins & Martin, 1976

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Haptenchelys texis
[]



South Atlantic, Indian an
Max. Length 67 cm TL
Histiobranchus australis (Regan, 1913)

Photo by Photo by Almeida, A.J.
 
Histiobranchus australis
[]



North Atlantic and North
Max. Length 137 cm
Histiobranchus bathybius (Günther, 1877)

Photo by Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Histiobranchus bathybius
[Deep-water arrowtooth eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 69 cm TL

 
Histiobranchus bruuni
[Bruun's cutthroat]
No picture found

Max. Length 44.7 cm TL

 
Ilyophis arx
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 79.2 cm TL

 
Ilyophis blachei
[]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 58 cm TL
Ilyophis brunneus Gilbert, 1891

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Ilyophis brunneus
[Muddy arrowtooth eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 51.3 cm TL

 
Ilyophis nigeli
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 34.8 cm TL

 
Ilyophis robinsae
[]
No picture found


 
Ilyophis saldanhai
[]
No picture found


 
Linkenchelys multipora
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 73 cm TL
Meadia abyssalis (Kamohara, 1938)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Meadia abyssalis
[Abyssal cutthroat eel]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 74.5 cm TL
Meadia roseni Mok, Lee & Chan, 1991

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Meadia roseni
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Simenchelys parasitica Gill, 1879

Photo by Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.
 
Simenchelys parasitica
[Snubnosed eel]



Circumglobal, except the
Max. Length 160 cm TL
Synaphobranchus affinis Günther, 1877

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Synaphobranchus affinis
[Grey cutthroat]



Circumtropical, except th
Max. Length 111 cm TL
Synaphobranchus brevidorsalis Günther, 1887

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Synaphobranchus brevidorsalis
[Shortdorsal cutthroat eel]
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Max. Length 68.5 cm TL

 
Synaphobranchus calvus
[]
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Synaphobranchus dolichorhynchus
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Synaphobranchus kaupii Johnson, 1862

Photo by Photo by DESCNA
 
Synaphobranchus kaupii
[Kaup's arrowtooth eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 111 cm TL

 
Synaphobranchus oregoni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 24.3 cm SL

 
Thermobiotes mytilogeiton
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Atractodenchelys phrix Western Central Atlantic 1970
Atractodenchelys robinsorum Southwestern Pacific 2003
Diastobranchus capensis Basketwork eel Circum-austral, except ea 180 TL 1923
Dysomma anguillare Shortbelly eel Widespread in the Indo-W 52 TL 1923
Dysomma brevirostre Pignosed arrowtooth eel Eastern Atlantic 30 TL 1887
Dysomma bucephalus Indo-Pacific. 1889
Dysomma dolichosomatum Indo-West Pacific 35.7 TL 1983
Dysomma fuscoventralis Western Indian Ocean 1982
Dysomma goslinei Indo-Pacific. 19.7 TL 1976
Dysomma longirostrum Western Pacific 28.5 TL 2001
Dysomma melanurum Northwestern Pacific. Ta 29.7 TL 1967
Dysomma muciparus Indo-Pacific. 1891
Dysomma opisthoproctus Northwest Pacific 42.1 TL 1995
Dysomma polycatodon Indo-Pacific. 60 TL 1983
Dysomma taiwanensis Taiwanese arrowtooth eel Western Pacific 49.6 TL 2015
Dysomma tridens Western Central Atlantic 1989
Dysommina proboscideus Eastern Central Atlantic 1913
Dysommina rugosa Widespread in tropical At 37.1 TL 1951
Haptenchelys texis Western Atlantic 51.1 TL 1976
Histiobranchus australis South Atlantic, Indian an 67 TL 1913
Histiobranchus bathybius Deep-water arrowtooth eel North Atlantic and North 137 1877
Histiobranchus bruuni Bruun's cutthroat Southwest Pacific 69 TL 1964
Ilyophis arx Eastern Pacific and North 44.7 TL 1976
Ilyophis blachei Northeast Atlantic, South 79.2 TL 1982
Ilyophis brunneus Muddy arrowtooth eel Atlantic, Indian and Paci 58 TL 1891
Ilyophis nigeli Northwest Pacific 51.3 TL 1997
Ilyophis robinsae Indo-West Pacific 34.8 TL 1997
Ilyophis saldanhai Western Central Atlantic 1999
Linkenchelys multipora Western Central Atlantic 1989
Meadia abyssalis Abyssal cutthroat eel Indo-Pacific 73 TL 1938
Meadia roseni Northwest Pacific 74.5 TL 1991
Simenchelys parasitica Snubnosed eel Eastern Atlantic 61 TL 1879
Synaphobranchus affinis Grey cutthroat Circumglobal, except the 160 TL 1877
Synaphobranchus brevidorsalis Shortdorsal cutthroat eel Circumtropical, except th 111 TL 1887
Synaphobranchus calvus South Atlantic 68.5 TL 2007
Synaphobranchus dolichorhynchus North Atlantic 1913
Synaphobranchus kaupii Kaup's arrowtooth eel Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1862
Synaphobranchus oregoni Circumtropical, except in 111 TL 1960
Thermobiotes mytilogeiton Western Central Pacific 24.3 SL 1991



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