Ophichthus longipenis McCosker & Rosenblatt, 1998
Slender snake eel
Ophichthus longipenis
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  58.7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 69 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Mexico to Panama.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 176-184
Biology:  Occurs over sand bottoms.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 May 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 17.09.99

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