Myrophis plumbeus (Cope, 1871)
Leaden worm eel
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Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Myrophinae
Max. size:  46.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Congo. Western Atlantic: Suriname, French Guiana, south to Brazil (Ref. 26938).
Diagnosis:  Pale tan to gray with tiny black spots, abruptly darker above. Dorsal fin origin closer to gill opening than to anus (Ref. 26938).
Biology:  Burrows in mud or sand in shallow waters of bays and estuaries (Ref. 4455). Inshore brackish and freshwater (Ref. 26938).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 August 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 06.03.94
Modified by: Pablico, Grace Tolentino - 16.01.01
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 23.08.94

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