Scolecenchelys acutirostris (Weber & de Beaufort, 1916)
Sharpnose worm eel

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Myrophinae
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Description: Characterized by pale grey to whitish color; head length 9-10 in TL; body depth 40-48 in TL; origin of dorsal fin above anus; dorsal and anal fins confluent with caudal fin; no pectoral fins; pointed snout projecting beyond lower jaw; small eye about midway between snout tip and rear corner of mouth; small gill opening below midlateral position; jaw teeth small and conical in narrow bands in jaws and on vomer (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits sand bottoms near reefs (Ref 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 November 2019 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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