Myrichthys aspetocheiros McCosker & Rosenblatt, 1993
Longfin spotted snake-eel
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  51 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 44 - 64 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Mexico to Panama.
Biology:  Inhabits sandy bottoms up to a depth of 64 m (Ref. 9328). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 May 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.07.95
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 21.07.08

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