Worm pearlfish

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Worm pearlfish
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Ophidiiformes
Family: Carapidae
Genus: Encheliophis
Species: E. vermicularis
Binomial name
Encheliophis vermicularis[1]
J. P. Müller, 1842

The worm pearlfish, Encheliophis vermicularis, is a pearlfish species in the genus Encheliophis.[2] The average length of an unsexed or male fish is about 12 cm.[3]

Habitat and range[edit]

E. vermicularis lives in a marine, reef-based environment in a tropical climate.[3] They can be found in inshore waters and coral reefs.[2] They can be found in the Indo-Pacific, the Gulf of Aden, around the Philippines and Society Islands, and north to the Ryukyus to the eastern Pacific.[3]


  1. ^ "Encheliophis vermicularis Finless pearlfish". Animal Diversity. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Encheliophis vermicularis". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Encheliophis vermicularis". FishBase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 

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