Scytalichthys miurus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)
Shorttail viper eel
Scytalichthys miurus
photo by Robertson, R.

 Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
 Max. size:  97 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range - 85 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Mexico and the Galapagos Islands.
 Biology:  Inhabits sandy bottoms up to a depth of 85 m.
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.07.95
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 28.10.14

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