Leptenchelys vermiformis Myers & Wade, 1941
Slender worm-eel
Leptenchelys vermiformis
photo by FAO

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  11.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 20 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Costa Rica.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  The only known specimen was obtained from dredging on mud bottoms at a depth of 20 m.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 22 May 2007 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.07.95

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