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Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Ophisurus
Family: Ophichthidae (Fish//Osteichthyes)
Taxon : Fish
Group : Animal

SPECIES
serpens
NOTES

A fish with a long, round, snake-like, scaleless body. The dorsal and anal fins are inconspicuous. There are large fangs at the front of the jaws with 1-2 rows of small teeth behind. Burrows in mud or sand and eats crustaceans and small fish. Most active at night.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Pale brown to olive above, paler below. Juveniles are silvery
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Serpent eel
Habitat
NOTES: Caught in the river
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Echelus oxyrinchus
Leptorhynchus capensis
Muraena acutirostris
Muraena serpens
Oxystomus serpens
Sphagebranchus serpens



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