Ophichthus apachus McCosker & Rosenblatt, 1998
Thin snake eel
photo by McCosker & Rosenblatt, 1998

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  23.1 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 8 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Mexico and Colombia.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 180-186
Biology:  Size pertains to immature specimen. Occurs over sand bottoms (Ref. 31243).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 22 May 2007 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   

Source and more info: www.fishbase.org. For personal, classroom, and other internal use only. Not for publication.

Page created by Jen, 05.08.02, php script by kbanasihan 06/09/2010 ,  last modified by sortiz, 10/02/17