Ophichthus melanoporus Kanazawa, 1963
Blackpored eel
Ophichthus melanoporus
photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  70 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 458 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: eastern Florida in USA and Bahamas.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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