Magnificent snake eel
|Magnificent snake eel|
The Magnificent snake eel (Myrichthys magnificus, also known as the Hawaiian spotted snake eel) is an eel in the family Ophichthidae (worm/snake eels). It was described by Charles Conrad Abbott in 1860, originally under the genus Pisoodonophis. It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from the eastern central Pacific Ocean, including the Hawaiian Islands, the Leeward Islands, Johnston Island, and Midway Atoll. It dwells at a depth range of 1 to 262 metres (3.3 to 859.6 ft), and inhabits crevices, sand and rocks. Males can reach a maximum total length of 78 centimetres (31 in).
- Synonyms of Myrichthys magnificus at www.fishbase.org.
- Common names of Myrichthys magnificus at www.fishbase.org.
- Myrichthys magnificus at www.fishbase.org.
- Abbott, C. C. 1860 (before 30 Nov.) [ref. 15619] Description of new species of apodal fishes in the museum of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 12: 475-479.
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