Gordiichthys irretitus Jordan & Davis, 1891
Horsehair eel
Gordiichthys irretitus
photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  76 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 90 - 200 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: off western Florida (Ref. 7251), Gulf of Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Biology:  Collected from sand and mud bottoms (Ref. 43688).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 July 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 08.12.02
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.08.94

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