Letharchus aliculatus McCosker, 1974
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Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  21.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic: Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 157-164. Brown or black head with white markings; cream-colored body and tail, with a broad mid-lateral stripe running the entire length of the body; white dorsal fin. No anal fin. Anterior nostril hole without raised rim. Suborbital pores 4 (Ref. 27478).
Biology:  Taken at depth between 0-1 m over a rock tide pool and sand bottom.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.08.99

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