Paraletharchus opercularis (Myers & Wade, 1941)
Pouch snake eel

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  64.3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: Galapagos Islands.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 170-180. Body cream to tan; with numerous brown spots. Spotted head and dorsal fin. Tubular anterior nostril. Suborbital pores three. Anal fin present. (Ref. 27478).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 22 May 2007 (D2) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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