Scolecenchelys brevicaudata Hibino & Kimura, 2015
Short tail worm eel
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Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Myrophinae
Max. size:  31.4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range - 246 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: the Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 144-144. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: head 9.9 % TL; tail 51 % TL; body depth 2.2 % TL; mouth gape 22 % HL; dorsal outline of post eye is convex; teeth on jaws and vomer uniserial; the horizontal distance between dorsal-fin origin and a vertical through mid-anus is 67 % HL; predorsal vertebrae 71, preanal 63, total 144 (Ref. 104540).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 13.11.15

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