Mixomyrophis longidorsalis Hibino, Kimura & Golani, 2014
Red Sea worm eel
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Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Myrophinae
Max. size:  7.7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range - 200 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea (Israel).
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 177-177. This species is distinguished by the following characters: trunk 22.3 % TL; predorsal length 16.3 % TL; 12 lateral-line pores before gill opening; total vertebrae 177, predorsal 22 and preanal 53 (Ref. 96670).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 13.11.15

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