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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Synbranchiformes
Family: Synbranchidae Swamp-eels

Genus: Monopterus

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

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


 
Monopterus bicolor
[]



Africa
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Monopterus boueti (Pellegrin, 1922)

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Monopterus boueti
[Liberian swamp eel]



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

Photo by Photo by Rahman, A.K.A.
 
Monopterus cuchia
[Cuchia]



Asia

Monopterus desilvai Bailey & Gans, 1998

Photo by Photo by Wickramanayake, S.
 
Monopterus desilvai
[]
No picture found


 
Monopterus dienbienensis
[]



Asia

Monopterus digressus Gopi, 2002

Photo by Photo by Vincent, M.
 
Monopterus digressus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Monopterus eapeni
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Vincent, M.
 
Monopterus fossorius
[Malabar swampeel]
No picture found

Max. Length 22 cm TL

 
Monopterus hodgarti
[Indian spaghetti-eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 18.7 cm SL

 
Monopterus ichthyophoides
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.5 cm TL

 
Monopterus indicus
[Bombay swampeel]
No picture found

Max. Length 20.9 cm TL

 
Monopterus luticolus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 17.9 cm TL

 
Monopterus rongsaw
[]
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Monopterus roseni
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15 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Monopterus albus Asian swamp eel Asia 100 SL 1793
Monopterus bicolor Asia 2005
Monopterus boueti Liberian swamp eel Africa 34 TL 1922
Monopterus cuchia Cuchia Asia 70 TL 1822
Monopterus desilvai Asia 1998
Monopterus dienbienensis Asia 2005
Monopterus digressus Asia 2002
Monopterus eapeni Asia 16 TL 1991
Monopterus fossorius Malabar swampeel Asia 23 TL 1951
Monopterus hodgarti Indian spaghetti-eel Asia 22 TL 1913
Monopterus ichthyophoides Asia 18.7 SL 2011
Monopterus indicus Bombay swampeel Asia 8.5 TL 1961
Monopterus luticolus Africa 20.9 TL 2016
Monopterus rongsaw Asia 17.9 TL 2018
Monopterus roseni Asia 1998



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