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Johnston snake eel

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Actinopterygii
Family  Ophichthidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Anguilliformes
Genus  Schultzidia
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The Johnston snake eel (Schultzidia johnstonensis, also known as the Peppered worm eel in Micronesia and Hawaii) is an eel in the family Ophichthidae (worm/snake eels). It was described by Leonard Peter Schultz and Loren Paul Woods in 1949. It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from the Indo-Pacific region, including the Chagos Islands, Hawaii, the Marquesan Islands, the Society Islands, Australia, and New Caledonia. It dwells at a depth range of 2-23 metres, and inhabits sand sediments in coral reefs. Males can reach a maximum total length of 35 centimetres.

The Johnston snake eel's diet consists of crabs, prawns, and small finfish.

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Johnston snake eel Wikipedia


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