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Scolecenchelys cookei

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Actinopterygii
Family  Ophichthidae
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Anguilliformes
Genus  Scolecenchelys

Scolecenchelys cookei is an eel in the family Ophichthidae (worm/snake eels). It was described by Henry Weed Fowler in 1928, originally under the genus Muraenichthys. It is a marine, temperate water-dwelling eel which is known from Hawaii, in the eastern central Pacific Ocean. It dwells at a depth range of 3 to 5 metres (9.8 to 16.4 ft), and inhabits pockets of sand in coral reefs. Males can reach a maximum total length of 15.5 centimetres (6.1 in).

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Scolecenchelys cookei Wikipedia


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