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Magnificent snake eel

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Ophichthidae
Genus  Myrichthys
Order  Eel
Class  Actinopterygii
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
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Similar  Eel, Myrichthys, Spotted snakeā€‘eel, Leopard eel, Myrichthys maculosus

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).

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Magnificent snake eel Wikipedia


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