Apterichtus soyoae Hibino, 2018
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Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  17.1 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 130 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Diagnosis:  This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: tail 1.8, head 12.6, and body depth 45.0 in total length (tail 57.0% TL, head 8.0% TL, and body depth at gill opening 2.2% TL); tip of the lower jaw anterior to a vertical through anterior margin of eye; preopercular pores 3, supratemporal 5; teeth conical, uni serial on jaws, and a single vomerine tooth; VF 59-145 (Ref. 119357).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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