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Echelus myrus


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lexID:
4947 
AphiaID:
126314 
Scientific:
Echelus myrus 
German:
Schlangenaal 
English:
Painted Eel 
Category:
Näsålar 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Ophichthidae (Family) > Echelus (Genus) > myrus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
São Tomé e Principé, West Sahara, Bay of Biscay, Israel, Madeira, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, the Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Morocco, Portugal, Togo, Benin, Straße von Gibralta, Congo, Northern Africa, Sierra Leone, the Canary Islands, Algeriet, Egypten, Europeiska kusten, Kap Verde, Medelhavet, Östra Atlanten, Spanien, Västafrika 
Size:
60 cm - 100 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 28°C 
Food:
Worms, Zoobenthos, Fiskyngel, ryggradslösa djur 
Tank:
~ 2000 Liter 
Difficulty:
3 - Ganska enkel 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-01-06 16:24:12 

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(Linnaeus, 1758)

Special thanks for the foto to Gianni Neto from Italy.

Distribution:
Eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay to Pointe Noire, Congo including the Mediterranean.

Biology:
Found on mud and sand bottom of estuaries and coastal lagoons. Burrows in sand with only the head protruding.

Synonymised taxa:
Echelus punctatus Rafinesque, 1810
Leptocephalus kefersteini Kaup, 1860
Muraena longicollis Cuvier, 1816
Muraena myrus Linnaeus, 1758
Muraena vulgaris Kaup, 1856

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Ophichthidae (Family) > Ophichthinae (Subfamily) > Echelus (Genus)

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