Phaenomonas longissima (Cadenat & Marchal, 1963)
Short-maned Sand Eel
Phaenomonas longissima
photo by MNHN

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 25 - 35 m
Distribution:  Atlantic Ocean: rarely known from the islands of St. Helena and Ascension and Brazil (Ref. 54133); also in Ghana, Senegal and Cape Verde (Ref. 94547).
Biology:  Burrows in sand or mud in shelf waters (Ref. 4455).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 March 2011 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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