Ophichthus zophochir Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
Yellow snake eel
Ophichthus zophochir
photo by Robertson, R.

 Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
 Max. size:  98 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 110 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Eureka in northern California, USA to Peru; uncommon in north of Baja California, Mexico.
 Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 149-162
 Biology:  Inhabits rocky and sandy areas. A burrowing species. Feeds on clams and fish (Ref. 4525).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Busson, Frédéric - 28.10.14
 Checked by: Busson, Frédéric - 18.10.07

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