Mucientes, Gonzalo & Arronte, Juan Carlos, 2010, Marine fishes from Galicia (NW Spain): an updated checklist, Zootaxa 2667, pp. 1-27: 6-7

publication ID 10.5281/zenodo.276366

persistent identifier

treatment provided by


scientific name




Family Anguillidae  

* Anguilla anguilla   (Linnaeus, 1758) — European eel

Family Muraenidae  

Muraena helena Linnaeus, 1758   — Mediterranean moray

Family Synaphobranchidae  

Synaphobranchus kaupii Johnson, 1862   — Kaup's arrowtooth eel

Family Ophichthidae  

Ophisurus serpens (Linnaeus, 1758)   — Serpent eel

Pisodonophis semicinctus (Richardson, 1848)   — Saddled snake eel Not mentioned for the Atlantic European waters by Bauchot in Whitehead et al. (1986). Recorded from Galicia by Bañón et al. (2002) (figure 3).

Family Congridae  

*Conger conger (Linnaeus, 1758) — European conger Family Nemichthyidae  

Nemichthys scolopaceus Richardson, 1848   — Slender snipe eel

Family Serrivomeridae  

Serrivomer beanii Gill & Ryder, 1883   — Bean's sawtoothed eel

Family Nettastomatidae  

Nettastoma melanurum Rafinesque, 1810   — Blackfin sorcerer

Not mentioned for Galicia by Saldanha in Whitehead et al. (1986). Recorded by Bañón et al. (1997) based on six specimens caught between 806 and 1139 m depth.

Facciolella oxyrhyncha (Bellotti, 1883)   — Facciola's sorcerer

One specimen of 56 cm TL caught during the survey “Demersales 06” at 436 m depth.