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Myrichthys breviceps  (Richardson, 1848)

Sharptail eel
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Classification / Names Populärnamn | synonymer | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae (Snake eels) > Ophichthinae
Etymology: Myrichthys: Greek, myros, -ou = male of morey eel + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina revassocierade; djupintervall 0 - 9 m.   Subtropical, preferred ?; 33°N - 25°S, 95°W - 65°W

Utbredning Länder | FAO områden | Ekosystem | Förekomster | Point map | Utplanteringar | Faunafri

Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida (USA), Bahamas, and Yucatan (Mexico) to the Antilles (Ref. 26340) and northern South America.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 102 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 7251)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Light brown to grayish brown, darker above, with pale spots (Ref. 26938).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Commonly encountered swimming near the bottom in clear water from harbors to reefs. More common along continent and in grassy areas (Ref. 7251). Found in shallow areas to depths of 9 m. Feeds mainly on crabs. (Ref. 26938).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator : McCosker, John | Medarbetare

Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Pub. (20):183 p. (Ref. 3814)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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