Ophichthus leonensis Blache, 1975
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Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  23.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range - 180 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: known only from Sierra Leone (from the holotype specimen obtained from the gut of a fish).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Presumably burrows in sand or mud (Ref. 4455).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 15 March 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 06.03.94
Modified by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 08.02.96
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 23.08.94

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