Gordiichthys irretitus Jordan & Davis, 1891
Horsehair eel
Gordiichthys irretitus
photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

 Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
 Max. size:  76 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 90 - 200 m
 Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: off western Florida (Ref. 7251), Gulf of Mexico and Puerto Rico.
 Biology:  Collected from sand and mud bottoms (Ref. 43688).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 08.12.02
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.08.94

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