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Family: Synbranchidae Swamp-eels



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23 species (see list below)

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Asia

 
Macrotrema caligans
[]

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.

Asia
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Monopterus albus (Zuiew, 1793)

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Monopterus albus
[Asian swamp eel]
No picture found
Asia

 
Monopterus bicolor
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 34 cm TL

 
Monopterus boueti
[Liberian swamp eel]

Photo by Rahman, A.K.A.

Asia
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Monopterus cuchia (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Rahman, A.K.A.
 
Monopterus cuchia
[Cuchia]
No picture found
Asia

 
Monopterus desilvai
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Monopterus dienbienensis
[]

Photo by Vincent, M.

Asia

Monopterus digressus Gopi, 2002

Photo by Vincent, M.
 
Monopterus digressus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Monopterus eapeni
[]

Photo by Vincent, M.

Asia
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Monopterus fossorius (Nayar, 1951)

Photo by Vincent, M.
 
Monopterus fossorius
[Malabar swampeel]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 22 cm TL

 
Monopterus hodgarti
[Indian spaghetti-eel]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 18.7 cm SL

 
Monopterus ichthyophoides
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL

 
Monopterus indicus
[Bombay swampeel]
No picture found
Asia

 
Monopterus roseni
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 80 cm TL

 
Ophisternon aenigmaticum
[Obscure swamp eel]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 32 cm TL

 
Ophisternon afrum
[Guinea swamp eel]

Photo by FAO

Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Ophisternon bengalense McClelland, 1844

Photo by FAO
 
Ophisternon bengalense
[Bengal eel]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Ophisternon candidum
[Blind cave eel]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Ophisternon gutturale
[Australian swamp eel]

Photo by Contreras-Balderas, S.

Central America

Ophisternon infernale (Hubbs, 1938)

Photo by Contreras-Balderas, S.
 
Ophisternon infernale
[Blind swamp eel]
No picture found
South America

 
Synbranchus lampreia
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 100 cm TL

 
Synbranchus madeirae
[]

Photo by Holm, E.

Central and South America
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Synbranchus marmoratus Bloch, 1795

Photo by Holm, E.
 
Synbranchus marmoratus
[Marbled swamp eel]
23 Species of Family Synbranchidae
(Swamp-eels)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1849 Macrotrema caligans Asia
1793 Monopterus albus Asian swamp eel Asia 100 SL
2005 Monopterus bicolor Asia
1922 Monopterus boueti Liberian swamp eel Africa 34 TL
1822 Monopterus cuchia Cuchia Asia 70 TL
1998 Monopterus desilvai Asia
2005 Monopterus dienbienensis Asia
2002 Monopterus digressus Asia
1991 Monopterus eapeni Asia 16 TL
1951 Monopterus fossorius Malabar swampeel Asia 23 TL
1913 Monopterus hodgarti Indian spaghetti-eel Asia 22 TL
2011 Monopterus ichthyophoides Asia 18.7 SL
1961 Monopterus indicus Bombay swampeel Asia 8.5 TL
1998 Monopterus roseni Asia
1976 Ophisternon aenigmaticum Obscure swamp eel Central America 80 TL
1909 Ophisternon afrum Guinea swamp eel Eastern Central Atlantic 32 TL
1844 Ophisternon bengalense Bengal eel Asia and Oceania 100 TL
1962 Ophisternon candidum Blind cave eel Oceania 40 TL
1845 Ophisternon gutturale Australian swamp eel Oceania 60 TL
1938 Ophisternon infernale Blind swamp eel Central America
2005 Synbranchus lampreia South America
1972 Synbranchus madeirae South America 100 TL
1795 Synbranchus marmoratus Marbled swamp eel Central and South America 150 TL



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