Apterichtus malabar McCosker & Hibino, 2015
Apterichtus malabar
photo by McCosker & Hibino, 2015

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  41.4 cm TL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 44 - 66 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: Australia (New South Wales).
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 73-155. This species is distinguished by the following characters: tail 1.9-2.2, head 18-19, and body depth 52-77 in total length; preopercular pores 3, pores in supratemporal canal 5; teeth are conical, uniserial on jaws and vomer; vomerine teeth 6; MVF 78-158, total vertebrae 155-162 (n=4); body when preserved is mostly pale (Ref. 101270).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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