Common name of Ophisurus serpens
 
Common name Sand snake-eel
Language English
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 3 - (Other common name)
Country South Africa
Locality
Ref. McCosker, J.E. and P.H.J. Castle, 1986
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
Core primary lexeme
1st modifier non-fish animal
2nd modifier habitat/ecology
Remarks 'eel' from Middle English, 'ele', from Old English 'ael' and akin to Old High German, 'ãl' (Ref. 11978); 'snake' like 'serpent' and 'snail' is etymologically the 'crawling' animal, from a prehistoric German base denoting 'crawl' (p. 485 in Ref. 11979).
 
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G.
Checked by Garilao, Cristina V.
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