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Speckled snake eel

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Actinopterygii
Family  Ophichthidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Anguilliformes
Genus  Xyrias

The Speckled snake eel (Xyrias multiserialis) is an eel in the family Ophichthidae (worm/snake eels). It was described by John Roxborough Norman in 1939, originally under the genus Ophichthus. It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from the western Indian Ocean, including the Gulf of Aden and Somalia. It dwells at a depth range of 11 to 322 metres (36 to 1,056 ft). Males can reach a maximum total length of 62.5 centimetres (24.6 in), while females can reach a maximum TL of 75.2 centimetres (29.6 in).

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Speckled snake eel Wikipedia


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