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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Synbranchiformes
Family: Mastacembelidae Spiny eels

Genus: Mastacembelus

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Asia
Max. Length 49 cm TL
Mastacembelus alboguttatus Boulenger, 1893

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Mastacembelus alboguttatus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Mastacembelus albomaculatus Poll, 1953

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Mastacembelus albomaculatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 44.5 cm TL

 
Mastacembelus ansorgii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.3 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus apectoralis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 90 cm
Mastacembelus armatus (Lacepède, 1800)

Photo by Photo by Vikram, B.
 
Mastacembelus armatus
[Zig-zag eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 17.5 cm TL

 
Mastacembelus aviceps
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.4 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus brachyrhinus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Mastacembelus brichardi (Poll, 1958)

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Mastacembelus brichardi
[Blind spiny eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 29.5 cm TL

 
Mastacembelus catchpolei
[]



Africa
Max. Length 43.5 cm SL
Mastacembelus congicus Boulenger, 1896

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Mastacembelus congicus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.7 cm TL

 
Mastacembelus crassus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 34.5 cm SL
Mastacembelus cryptacanthus Günther, 1867

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Mastacembelus cryptacanthus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 58 cm TL
Mastacembelus cunningtoni Boulenger, 1906

Photo by Photo by Moeremans, L.
 
Mastacembelus cunningtoni
[]



Asia
Max. Length 30.6 cm
Mastacembelus dayi Boulenger, 1912

Photo by Photo by Win, T.
 
Mastacembelus dayi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 24.6 cm TL

 
Mastacembelus decorsei
[]
No picture found


 
Mastacembelus dienbienensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Mastacembelus ellipsifer Boulenger, 1899

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Mastacembelus ellipsifer
[]



Asia
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Mastacembelus erythrotaenia Bleeker, 1850

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Mastacembelus erythrotaenia
[Fire eel]



Asia
Max. Length 70 cm SL
Mastacembelus favus Hora, 1924

Photo by Photo by Warren, T.
 
Mastacembelus favus
[Tire track eel]



Africa
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Mastacembelus flavidus Matthes, 1962

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Mastacembelus flavidus
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Africa
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Mastacembelus frenatus Boulenger, 1901

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Mastacembelus frenatus
[Longtail spiny eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 33.3 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus greshoffi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 23.9 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus kakrimensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.2 cm TL

 
Mastacembelus latens
[]



Africa
Max. Length 36.8 cm SL
Mastacembelus liberiensis Boulenger, 1898

Photo by Photo by Palmer, R.
 
Mastacembelus liberiensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 26.1 cm TL

 
Mastacembelus loennbergii
[]



Africa
Max. Length 32.6 cm SL
Mastacembelus marchei Sauvage, 1879

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Mastacembelus marchei
[]



Asia
Max. Length 46.4 cm TL
Mastacembelus mastacembelus (Banks & Solander, 1794)

Photo by Photo by Afzali, A.
 
Mastacembelus mastacembelus
[Euphrates spiny eel]



Africa
Max. Length 17.6 cm SL
Mastacembelus micropectus Matthes, 1962

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Mastacembelus micropectus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 44 cm TL
Mastacembelus moorii Boulenger, 1898

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Mastacembelus moorii
[]



Africa
Max. Length 37.5 cm SL
Mastacembelus niger Sauvage, 1879

Photo by Photo by Hopkins, C.D.
 
Mastacembelus niger
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 42.2 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus nigromarginatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 39 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus notophthalmus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 37 cm

 
Mastacembelus oatesii
[]



Africa
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Mastacembelus ophidium Günther, 1894

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Mastacembelus ophidium
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 33.4 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus pantherinus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 38.7 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus paucispinis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Mastacembelus plagiostomus Matthes, 1962

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Mastacembelus plagiostomus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Mastacembelus platysoma Poll & Matthes, 1962

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Mastacembelus platysoma
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus polli
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 35.3 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus praensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 25.4 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus reygeli
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 33.8 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus robertsi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Mastacembelus sanagali Thys van den Audenaerde, 1972

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Mastacembelus sanagali
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 37.4 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus seiteri
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 25.9 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus sexdecimspinus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 14.4 cm SL
Mastacembelus shiloangoensis (Vreven, 2004)

Photo by Photo by Reygel, A.
 
Mastacembelus shiloangoensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Mastacembelus shiranus Günther, 1896

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Mastacembelus shiranus
[Malawi spinyeel]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus simbi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 29.7 cm TL

 
Mastacembelus strigiventus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 29 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus taiaensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Mastacembelus tanganicae Günther, 1894

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Mastacembelus tanganicae
[]
No picture found


 
Mastacembelus thacbaensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 37.7 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus tinwini
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 35.7 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus traversi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 40.9 cm TL

 
Mastacembelus triolobus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 33.5 cm TL

 
Mastacembelus trispinosus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 31.3 cm SL

 
Mastacembelus undulatus
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Asia
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Mastacembelus unicolor Cuvier, 1832

Photo by Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Mastacembelus unicolor
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Africa
Max. Length 15.1 cm TL
Mastacembelus vanderwaali Skelton, 1976

Photo by Photo by Gratwicke, B.
 
Mastacembelus vanderwaali
[Ocellated spiny eel]



Africa
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Mastacembelus zebratus Matthes, 1962

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Mastacembelus zebratus
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Mastacembelus alboguttatus Asia 49 TL 1893
Mastacembelus albomaculatus Africa 22 TL 1953
Mastacembelus ansorgii Africa 44.5 TL 1905
Mastacembelus apectoralis Africa 16.3 SL 2011
Mastacembelus armatus Zig-zag eel Asia 90 1800
Mastacembelus aviceps Africa 17.5 TL 1976
Mastacembelus brachyrhinus Africa 16.4 SL 1899
Mastacembelus brichardi Blind spiny eel Africa 17 SL 1958
Mastacembelus catchpolei Africa 29.5 TL 1936
Mastacembelus congicus Africa 43.5 SL 1896
Mastacembelus crassus Africa 15.7 TL 1976
Mastacembelus cryptacanthus Africa 34.5 SL 1867
Mastacembelus cunningtoni Africa 58 TL 1906
Mastacembelus dayi Asia 30.6 1912
Mastacembelus decorsei Africa 24.6 TL 1919
Mastacembelus dienbienensis Asia 2005
Mastacembelus ellipsifer Africa 45 TL 1899
Mastacembelus erythrotaenia Fire eel Asia 100 TL 1850
Mastacembelus favus Tire track eel Asia 70 SL 1924
Mastacembelus flavidus Africa 27 TL 1962
Mastacembelus frenatus Longtail spiny eel Africa 40 SL 1901
Mastacembelus greshoffi Africa 33.3 SL 1901
Mastacembelus kakrimensis Africa 23.9 SL 2005
Mastacembelus latens Africa 7.2 TL 1976
Mastacembelus liberiensis Africa 36.8 SL 1898
Mastacembelus loennbergii Africa 26.1 TL 1898
Mastacembelus marchei Africa 32.6 SL 1879
Mastacembelus mastacembelus Euphrates spiny eel Asia 46.4 TL 1794
Mastacembelus micropectus Africa 17.6 SL 1962
Mastacembelus moorii Africa 44 TL 1898
Mastacembelus niger Africa 37.5 SL 1879
Mastacembelus nigromarginatus Africa 42.2 SL 1898
Mastacembelus notophthalmus Asia 39 SL 1989
Mastacembelus oatesii Asia 37 1893
Mastacembelus ophidium Africa 33 TL 1894
Mastacembelus pantherinus Asia 33.4 SL 2007
Mastacembelus paucispinis Africa 38.7 SL 1899
Mastacembelus plagiostomus Africa 30 SL 1962
Mastacembelus platysoma Africa 16 SL 1962
Mastacembelus polli Africa 14 SL 2005
Mastacembelus praensis Africa 35.3 SL 1992
Mastacembelus reygeli Africa 25.4 SL 2009
Mastacembelus robertsi Africa 33.8 SL 1996
Mastacembelus sanagali Africa 24 SL 1972
Mastacembelus seiteri Africa 37.4 SL 1972
Mastacembelus sexdecimspinus Africa 25.9 SL 1986
Mastacembelus shiloangoensis Africa 14.4 SL 2004
Mastacembelus shiranus Malawi spinyeel Africa 26 TL 1896
Mastacembelus simbi Africa 7.8 SL 2009
Mastacembelus strigiventus Asia 29.7 TL 2011
Mastacembelus taiaensis Africa 29 SL 1992
Mastacembelus tanganicae Africa 19 SL 1894
Mastacembelus thacbaensis Asia 2005
Mastacembelus tinwini Asia 37.7 SL 2007
Mastacembelus traversi Africa 35.7 SL 1997
Mastacembelus triolobus Asia 40.9 TL 2011
Mastacembelus trispinosus Africa 33.5 TL 1911
Mastacembelus undulatus Asia 31.3 SL 1844
Mastacembelus unicolor Asia 55 TL 1832
Mastacembelus vanderwaali Ocellated spiny eel Africa 15.1 TL 1976
Mastacembelus zebratus Africa 19 SL 1962



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