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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae Snake eels
Subfamily: Ophichthinae
Genus: Letharchus

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Max. Length 21.5 cm TL

 
Letharchus aliculatus
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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Letharchus rosenblatti McCosker, 1974

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Letharchus rosenblatti
[Sailfin snake-eel]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Letharchus velifer Goode & Bean, 1882

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Letharchus velifer
[Sailfin eel]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Letharchus aliculatus Southwest Atlantic 21.5 TL 1974
Letharchus rosenblatti Sailfin snake-eel Eastern Pacific 35 TL 1974
Letharchus velifer Sailfin eel Western Atlantic 51 TL 1882



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