Ichthyapus acuticeps (Barnard, 1923)
Sharpnose sand-eel
photo by SFSA

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: known only from Zululand and Durban, South Africa. Very similar to Ichthyapus vulturis which is widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Light brown, lighter below, darker markings on head, extreme tip of snout dark (Ref. 3972).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 13.11.95

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