Blind swamp eel

The blind swamp eel is a species of fish in the Synbranchidae family.

The Blind swamp eel lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The Blind swamp eel is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The blind swamp eel (Ophisternon infernale) is a species of fish in the Synbranchidae family. It is endemic to Mexico where it lives in cave systems and is known in Spanish as the anguila ciega. More

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the blind swamp eel, has lost its eyes and pigmentation, which are of no use in the dark depths of a cave. Instead, this fish has a large number of sensitive pores on its long ... More

of unusual species, such as the blind swamp eel (Ophisternon infernale). The Yucatan pupfish (Cyprinodon artifrons), ocellated killifish (Floridichthys polyommus), and Yucatan flagfish (Garmanella pulchra) reach their southern limit in Central America in the region. More

Common names

Anguila ciega in English
Anguila ciega in Spanish (español)
anguila ciega yucateca in Spanish (español)
Blind gælleål in Danish (dansk)
Blind swamp eel in English
Blinder Sumpfaal in German (Deutsch)
cusk eel in English
幽鱔 in Mandarin Chinese
幽鳝 in Mandarin Chinese
阴曹蛇胸鳝 in Mandarin Chinese
陰曹蛇胸鱔 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Synbranchiformes
Family : Synbranchidae
Genus : Ophisternon
Species : Ophisternon infernale
Authority : Hubbs, 1938