Letharchus rosenblatti McCosker, 1974
Sailfin snake-eel
photo by FAO

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  35 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 17 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Mexico to Colombia.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 144-151. Brown or black head with white markings; uniformly dark brown to black body and tail; white dorsal fin. No anal fin. Anterior nostril hole without raised rim. Suborbital pores 4; second pore displaced medially when viewed from above (Ref. 27478).
Biology:  Inhabits sandy bottoms, from the intertidal zone up to a depth of 17 m.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 May 2007 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.07.95
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 29.10.14

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