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Genus: Pisodonophis, Snake-Eels

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snout narrow
D & A low
D origin over/behind pectoral
tail tip: hard, finless point
teeth blunt
pectoral base wide
gill opening lateral



Body long and slender; snout narrow and depressed; teeth blunt, molar-like or granular, multiple rows on jaws and front roof of mouth; front nostril tubular; gill opening on side; tip of tail a hard finless point; dorsal and anal fins well developed; dorsal fin origin over gill opening; pectoral fin broad based, small.

A circumtropical genus, except for the western Atlantic. There are 9 species in this genus; represent by one endemic in our region.