Short-maned sand-eel

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Short-maned sand-eel
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae
Genus: Phaenomonas
Species: P. cooperae
Binomial name
Phaenomonas cooperae
Palmer, 1970
  • Phaenomonas cooperi Palmer, 1970

The Short-maned sand-eel[2] (Phaenomonas cooperae) is an eel in the family Ophichthidae (worm/snake eels).[3] It was described by Geoffrey Palmer in 1970.[4] It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from the Indo-Pacific, including the Red Sea, the Aldabra Islands, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Marquesan Islands. It is known to dwell at a depth of 60 metres (200 ft), and leads a benthic lifestyle. Males can reach a maximum total length of 59 centimetres (23 in).[3]


  1. ^ Synonyms of Phaenomonas cooperae at
  2. ^ Common names of Phaenomonas cooperae at
  3. ^ a b Phaenomonas cooperae at
  4. ^ Palmer, G., 1970 (19 June) [ref. 7771] New records, and one new species, of teleost fishes from the Gilbert Islands. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology v. 19 (no. 6): 213-234.