Ophichthus microcephalus Day, 1878

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  63 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: India.
Diagnosis:  Body is extremely elongate; dorsal-fin origin is slightly ahead of pectoral-fin tips; pectoral fins are slender, moderately elongate; teeth numerous, stout, close-set, conical but not sharp, biserial on jaws, and irregularly triserial on vomer. VF 12/69/209. Colouration of preserved specimens olive dorsally, yellow on sides; dark band on body along dorsal-fin base and fins are pale (Ref. 127961).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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