The Longtailed sand-eel (Bascanichthys kirkii) is an eel in the family Ophichthidae (worm/snake eels). It was described by Albert Günther in 1870, originally under the genus Ophichthys. It is a marine, tropical eel, which is known from Aden to Natal, South Africa, in the western Indian Ocean. Males can reach a maximum total length of 54 centimetres (21 in).
- Synonyms of Bascanichthys kirkii at www.fishbase.org.
- Common names for Bascanichthys kirkii at www.fishbase.org.
- Bascanichthys kirkii at www.fishbase.org.
- Günther, A., 1870 (25 June) [ref. 1995] Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the families Gymnotidae, Symbranchidae, Muraenidae, Pegasidae, and of the Lophobranchii, Plectognathi, Dipnoi, ...[thru] ... Leptocardii, in the British Museum. v. 8: i-xxv + 1-549
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