Ichthyapus ophioneus (Evermann & Marsh, 1900)
Surf eel
Ichthyapus ophioneus
photo by AFSCUS

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  45 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range - 35 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida (USA), and Bahamas to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands; also northern South America (Ref. 5217). Eastern Atlantic: St. Helena Island (Ref. 4455) and Ascension (Ref. 86997).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Burrows in sand in surf areas.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 July 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 19.08.03
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.08.94

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