Scolecenchelys xorae (Smith, 1958)
Orangehead worm-eel
photo by SFSA

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Myrophinae
Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Natal to Algoa Bay in South Africa. Also Reunion, Mauritius and southwestern Madagascar.
Diagnosis:  Body olive-yellow, head and tail tip orange, belly greenish (Ref. 3972).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 13.11.95
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 12.01.03

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