Callechelys cliffi Böhlke & Briggs, 1954
Sandy ridgefin eel
Callechelys cliffi
photo by FAO

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  45.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 30 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Mexico and the Gulf of Panama.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits sandy bottoms (Ref. 9328). The specimens were either dip-netted at the surface under night lights or with ichthyocides over sand bottoms of up to 30 m depth (Ref. 27478).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 22 May 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.07.95
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 20.10.00

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