Muraenichthys gymnopterus (Bleeker, 1853)
Muraenichthys gymnopterus
photo by Mumthaz, T.M.V.

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Myrophinae
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Western Pacific: China to Indonesia (Ref. 7050). Reported from India (Ref. 45255).
Biology:  Inhabit warm shallow seas (Ref. 7050), in rocky reefs (Ref. 41299).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 15.04.96
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 12.01.03
Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 03.05.96

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