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

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3 species
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Western Central Atlantic.

 
Ethadophis akkistikos
[Indifferent eel]

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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Ethadophis byrnei Rosenblatt & McCosker, 1970

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Ethadophis byrnei
[Ordinary eel]

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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 53 cm TL
Ethadophis merenda Rosenblatt & McCosker, 1970

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Ethadophis merenda
[Snack eel]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ethadophis akkistikos Indifferent eel Western Central Atlantic. 1984
Ethadophis byrnei Ordinary eel Eastern Central Pacific 51 TL 1970
Ethadophis merenda Snack eel Eastern Central Pacific 53 TL 1970



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