Bascanichthys paulensis Storey, 1939
Bascanichthys paulensis
photo by Rotundo, M.M.

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  62.3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Atlantic: Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Biology:  Burrows in sand and mud in bays (Ref. 4455).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 March 2011 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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