Scolecenchelys profundorum (McCosker & Parin, 1995)
Deepwater worm eel
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Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Myrophinae
Max. size:  33.43 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range - 310 m
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: Endemic to Nazca Ridge.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 162-162. This species of the Scolecenchelys gymnota species group is distinguished by the following set of characters: head 8.7 % TL; tail 52 % TL; uniserial teeth on jaws and vomer; horizontal distance between dorsal-fin origin and a vertical through mid-anus 51 % HL; predorsal vertebrae 75, preanal 68, total 162 (Ref. 104540).
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 27 November 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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