Chlopsis bicolor Rafinesque, 1810
Bicolor eel
Chlopsis bicolor
photo by Costa, F.

Family:  Chlopsidae (False morays)
Max. size:  42 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 80 - 365 m
Distribution:  Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic (Ref. 106145). Western Atlantci: southern Florida in USA and Mexico to southern Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Morocco to Mauritania including northern Mediterranean (Ref. 7251).
Biology:  Occurs on shelf and upper slope, burrowing on muddy bottoms (Ref. 3250).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 August 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.08.94
Modified by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 05.09.14
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 22.08.94

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