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Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson, 1848)
BURROWING SNAKE EEL
Burrowing Snake-eel; Myrophis chrysogaster Macleay, 1881; Ophisurus cancrivorus Richardson, 1848; Longfin Snake-eel

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Pisodonophis cancrivorus, Longfin snake-eel : fisheries
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Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson , 1848)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes ( gen. , sp. ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae (Snake eels) > Ophichthinae
Etymology: Pisodonophis: Greek, piso, pipisko = to drink + Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, ophis = serpent .  More on author: Richardson .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; reef-associated; anadromous (Ref. 51243 ); depth range 1 - 20 m (Ref. 90102 ).   Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to French Polynesia, north to the Ogasawara Islands, south to Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 108 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1479 ); common length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7245 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines : 0; Vertebrae : 152 - 163. Teeth molariform, multiserial on jaws, intermaxillary and vomer; dorsal fin with broad dark edge (Ref. 37816 ). Dorsal fin beginning above pectoral fin (Ref. 12693 ). Body snake-like, cylindrical, compressed only along extreme tail tip; anterior nostril tubular, posterior nostril along lower edge of lip; median fins not continuous posteriorly; extreme tip of tail stiff and finless; dorsal fin origin over front to middle portion of pectoral fins; lateral line inconspicuous (Ref. 4832 ). Variable from grey to black or brown. Large individuals have wrinkled skin (Ref. 48635 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in lagoons and estuaries, entering freshwater (Ref. 12693 ). Often in tidal channels where loose groups congregate, and usually seen with just the head exposed (Ref. 48635 ). Caught most often in tidal areas and estuaries (Ref. 12693 ). Caught in bag nets and similar gear. Marketed fresh (Ref. 7050 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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