Ophichthus cruentifer (Goode & Bean, 1896)
Margined snake eel
photo by Love, J.W.

 Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
 Max. size:  46.7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 106 - 154 m
 Distribution:  Western Atlantic: New Jersey to southern Florida in the USA; more northern records are based on misidentifications. Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951).
 Biology:  Inhabits offshore water (Ref. 7251). Males mature at 19.7 cm TL and females gravid at 22.7 cm TL (Ref. 40865).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 12.04.11
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.08.94

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