Schismorhynchus labialis (Seale, 1917)
Grooved-jaw worm eel
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Myrophinae
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 21 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Chagos Islands to the Hawaiian and Society islands. Eastern Pacific: Easter Island.
Diagnosis:  Pectoral fins absent; TL to 20 cm.
Biology:  A benthic species (Ref. 58302, 75154) which inhabits shallow lagoon reefs (Ref. 1602).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 19.04.96
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 06.04.15

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