Apterichtus flavicaudus (Snyder, 1904)
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  80 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 7 - 293 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii, Midway, possibly Australia (including Lord Howe I.) and the Seychelles.
Biology:  Thrives in shallow coastal clean sand habitats near reefs (Ref. 48635).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 25.08.99
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 12.04.17

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