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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae Snake eels
Subfamily: Myrophinae
Genus: Neenchelys

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Neenchelys buitendijki Weber & de Beaufort, 1916

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Neenchelys buitendijki
[Fintail serpent eel]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Neenchelys cheni (Chen & Weng, 1967)

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Neenchelys cheni
[Chen's worm eel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 34.2 cm TL
Neenchelys daedalus McCosker, 1982

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Neenchelys daedalus
[New Guinea worm eel]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 47.5 cm TL
Neenchelys diaphora Ho, McCosker & Smith, 2015

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Neenchelys diaphora
[Longfin work eel]



Northwestern Pacific
Max. Length 52.2 cm TL
Neenchelys mccoskeri Hibino, Ho & Kimura, 2012

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Neenchelys mccoskeri
[McCosker’s worm eel]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18.3 cm TL
Neenchelys microtretus Bamber, 1915

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Neenchelys microtretus
[Small-fin worm eel]
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Max. Length 78.2 cm TL

 
Neenchelys nudiceps
[Indonesian deep-sea worm eel]



Northwestern Pacific
Max. Length 32.8 cm TL
Neenchelys parvipectoralis Chu, Wu & Jin, 1981

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Neenchelys parvipectoralis
[Mini-fin work eel]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 39.2 cm TL
Neenchelys pelagica Ho, McCosker & Smith, 2015

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Neenchelys pelagica
[Pelagic worm eel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 75.6 cm TL
Neenchelys similis Ho, McCosker & Smith, 2015

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Neenchelys similis
[Slender work eel]



10 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Neenchelys buitendijki Fintail serpent eel Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1916
Neenchelys cheni Chen's worm eel Indo-Pacific 35 SL 1967
Neenchelys daedalus New Guinea worm eel Western Pacific 34.2 TL 1982
Neenchelys diaphora Longfin work eel Northwest Pacific 47.5 TL 2015
Neenchelys mccoskeri McCosker’s worm eel Northwestern Pacific 52.2 TL 2012
Neenchelys microtretus Small-fin worm eel Western Indian Ocean 18.3 TL 1915
Neenchelys nudiceps Indonesian deep-sea worm eel Eastern Indian Ocean 78.2 TL 2015
Neenchelys parvipectoralis Mini-fin work eel Northwestern Pacific 32.8 TL 1981
Neenchelys pelagica Pelagic worm eel Northwest Pacific 39.2 TL 2015
Neenchelys similis Slender work eel Western Pacific 75.6 TL 2015



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