Apterichtus monodi (Roux, 1966)
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Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  49.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 80 - 150 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Cape Verde Islands off Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Biafra.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 147-151. This species is distinguished by the following characters: tail 1.6-1.7, head 16-20, and body depth 63-71 in total length; preopercular pores 3; pores in supratemporal canal 7; conical teeth, uniserial on jaws and vomer (0-2 vomerine teeth); body coloration in alcohol is pale ochre ventrally, slightly darker dorsally; total vertebrae 147-151 (mean 148.6) (n= 5) (Ref. 101270)..
Biology:  Burrows in sand or mud on the continental shelf (Ref. 4455).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 21 March 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 06.03.94
Modified by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 08.02.96
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 23.08.94

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