Apterichtus succinus Hibino, McCosker & Kimura, 2016
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Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  17.5 cm TL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range - 25 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Marquesas Islands.
Diagnosis:  This species is distinguished by the following characters: elongated with tail 1.8, head 14.8, and body depth 69.8 in total length; the tip of lower jaw is between verticals through anterior margin of eye and mid-eye; pores on preopercular 4 and supratemporal 5; jaws with conical teeth, uniserial, a single vomerine tooth; colour of head and breast white, body yellowish brown with numerous small orange-brown spots mainly larger than eye on head and nape but a few spots smaller than a half of eye; VF 54-133 (Ref. 108477).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 20.03.17

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