Callechelys leucoptera (Cadenat, 1954)

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  73 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 1 - 45 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Côte d'Ivoire.
Biology:  Burrows in sand in shallow water from near shore to the beach. The burrows may be uncovered by low tide (Ref. 4455).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 March 2011 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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