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Scolecenchelys breviceps

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Scolecenchelys breviceps

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lexID:
10141 
Scientific:
Scolecenchelys breviceps 
German:
Schlangenaal 
English:
Short-headed worm eel 
Category:
Näsålar 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Ophichthidae (Family) > Scolecenchelys (Genus) > breviceps (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Günther, 1876) 
Occurrence:
Australien, Nya Zeeland, Sulawesi (Indonesien) 
Sea depth:
156 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 60cm 
Temperature:
°C - 25°C 
Food:
Edible crab, Krabbor, Levandeföda, Småfisk 
Tank:
~ 1000 Liter 
Difficulty:
5 - Svår 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
non-toxic 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Scolecenchelys acutirostris
  • Scolecenchelys aoki
  • Scolecenchelys australis
  • Scolecenchelys brevicaudata
  • Scolecenchelys castlei
  • Scolecenchelys chilensis
  • Scolecenchelys cookei
  • Scolecenchelys fuscogularis
  • Scolecenchelys godeffroyi
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-11-13 09:42:19 

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Scolecenchelys breviceps (Günther, 1876)
Short-headed worm eel

Very spezial tank to Berhard DUPONT for the Picture of Scolecenchelys breviceps.

Scolecenchelys is a genus of eels in the snake eel family Ophichthidae.

Found inshore, in bays, burrowing, on soft bottoms. Caught under surface nightlights, and by trap, trawl, hook-and-line, and is occasionally discovered in fish stomachs; a benthic species living from tidepool depths to 156 meters.

Synonymised names:
Aotea acus Phillipps, 1926
Muraenichthys breviceps Günther, 1876
Muraenichthys breviceps acus (Phillipps, 1926)
Muraenichthys breviceps halituna Whitley, 1955
Muraenichthys devisi Fowler, 1907
Muraenichthys ogilbyi Fowler, 1907

Classification:
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Ophichthidae (Family) > Myrophinae (Subfamily) > Scolecenchelys (Genus) > Scolecenchelys breviceps (Species)



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