Ophichthus mecopterus McCosker & Rosenblatt, 1998
Longarmed snake eel
photo by McCosker & Rosenblatt, 1998

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  27.4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 24 - 79 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Mexico to Costa Rica.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 139-146
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 May 2007 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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