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Ophichthus zophochir  Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Yellow snake eel
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae (Snake eels) > Ophichthinae
Etymology: Ophichthus: Greek, ophis = serpent + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  zophochir: Name from Greek zophochi meaning dark hand, referring to the dusky pectoral fin (Ref. 4525).

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina bottenlevande; djupintervall 1 - 110 m (Ref. 31243).   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Pacific: Eureka in northern California, USA to Peru; uncommon in north of Baja California, Mexico.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 98.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 96339); common length : 50.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 55763)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Ryggkotor: 149 - 162

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Inhabits rocky and sandy areas. A burrowing species. Feeds on clams and fish (Ref. 4525).

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

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

Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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