Bascanichthys scuticaris (Goode & Bean, 1880)
Whip eel
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Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  76 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: North Carolina to Florida (USA) and northeastern and southwestern Gulf of Mexico.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits coastal waters (Ref. 26340).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 August 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 19.08.03
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.08.94

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