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Profile lexID: 5565 AphiaID: 271923 Scientific: Apterichtus equatorialis German: Equatorialer Schlangenaal English: Finless Eel Category: Näsålar Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Ophichthidae (Family) > Apterichtus (Genus) > equatorialis (Species) Initial determination: (Myers & Wade, ), 1941 Occurrence: , Panama , Columbia Galapagos, Kaliforniska viken, Östra Stillahavet Size: bis zu 30cm Temperature: 8°C - 18°C Food: Zoobenthos Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Created: 2013-06-02 08:41:01
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Apterichtus equatorialis (Myers and Wade, 1941)
Apterichtus equatorialis, also known as the finless eel, is found in the Eastern Pacific from the Gulf of California to southern Colombia, including the Clipperton and Galapagos Islands. They inhabits sandy and muddy substrate, from shallow waters up to a depth of 145 m.
The finless eel is pale creamy yellow, with small, irregular brown spots on head and a brown stripe along mid-side.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Ophichthidae (Family) > Ophichthinae (Subfamily) > Apterichtus (Genus)
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