Phaenomonas cooperae Palmer, 1970
Short-maned sand-eel
Phaenomonas cooperae
photo by SFSA

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  59 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range - 60 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and the Aldabra Islands to the Hawaiian and Marquesan islands.
Diagnosis:  Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 0-0. Pectoral and anal fins absent; pinkish in life; eye vestigial.
Biology:  Benthic (Ref. 58302).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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