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Bluntnose snake eel

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Ophichthidae
Genus  Ophichthus
Order  Eel
Class  Actinopterygii
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
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Similar  Eel, Ophichthus, Rice‑paddy eel, Highfin snake eel, Saddled snake‑eel

The bluntnose snake-eel (Ophichthus apicalis, also known commonly as the pointed-tail snake-eel) is an eel in the family Ophichthidae (worm or snake eels). The author of the species is anonymous, but it has been referred to Edward Turner Bennett in 1830. It is a tropical, marine eel which is known from the Indo-Pacific, including Kenya, Madagascar, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Philippines. It dwells at a maximum depth of 22 m, but also frequents shores. Males can reach a maximum total length of 45 cm.

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