Ophichthus remiger (Valenciennes, 1837)
Punctuated snake-eel
Ophichthus remiger
photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

 Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
 Max. size:  85 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 15 - 277 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Nicaragua to Chile.
 Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 150-160
 Biology:  Lives on sandy and muddy bottoms.
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 21.12.98
 Modified by: Busson, Frédéric - 18.10.07

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