Ophichthus erabo (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
Blotched snake-eel
Ophichthus erabo
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  72 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range - 155 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: off Durban, South Africa; north to Japan amd Taiwan.
Diagnosis:  Pale yellow, boldly marked with rich brown semicircular spots which are smaller and more numerous on head (Ref. 3972).
Biology:  Benthic (Ref. 58302). Digs itself into sandy areas. A carnivore (Ref. 9137).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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