Neenchelys cheni (Chen & Weng, 1967)
Chen's worm eel
Neenchelys cheni
photo by Ho, H.-C.

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Myrophinae
Max. size:  35 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Gulf of Oman; Taiwan, Vietnam and Australia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  A benthic species which occurs over soft bottoms of the continental shelf (Ref. 7300, 75154). Adults apparently have a pelagic lifestyle (caught with many mesopelagic species in Taiwan) (Ref. 96531).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

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Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 03.09.14

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