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Ophisurus serpens


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lexID:
4948 
AphiaID:
126317 
Scientific:
Ophisurus serpens 
German:
Schlangenaal 
English:
Serpent Eel 
Category:
Näsålar 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Ophichthidae (Family) > Ophisurus (Genus) > serpens (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Madeira, the Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Senegal, West Sahara, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana, Congo, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Benin, Cameroon, Togo, Straße von Gibralta, Algeriet, Angola, Japan, Kap Verde, Medelhavet, Nya Zeeland, Östra Atlanten, Spanien, Sydafrika, Västra Indiska Oceanen, Västra Stillahavet 
Size:
100 cm - 250 cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 28°C 
Food:
Zoobenthos, Worms, Frysfoder (Större storlek), ryggradslösa djur, Skaldjur, Småfisk 
Tank:
~ 3000 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 16:43:34 

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(Linnaeus, 1758)

Special thanks for the fotos to Gianni Neto, Italy.

Distribution:
Eastern Atlantic: northern coast of Iberian peninsula to South Africa, also Madeira and western Mediterranean.

Western Indian Ocean: southern Mozambique to South Africa.

Western Pacific: Japan and Australasia.

Colour:
olive green to brown above, paler below; head pores black; young silvery.

Synonymised taxa:
Echelus oxyrinchus Rafinesque, 1810
Leptorhynchus capensis Smith, 1840
Muraena acutirostris Gronow, 1854
Muraena serpens Linnaeus, 1758
Oxystomus serpens (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphagebranchus serpens (Linnaeus, 1758)

Biology:
Inhabiting the continental shelf on sand or mud bottom. Buried with only its head exposed.
Also found in estuaries.

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

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