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Apterichtus equatorialis

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5565 
Scientific:
Apterichtus equatorialis 
German:
Equatorialer Schlangenaal 
English:
finless eel 
Category:
Anguilles-Serpents 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Ophichthidae (Family) > Apterichtus (Genus) > equatorialis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Myers & Wade, ), 1941 
Occurrence:
Colombie, Galapagos, golfe de Californie, Pacifique Est, Panama 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
8°C - 18°C 
Food:
Zoobenthos 
Difficulty:
Pas pour l'aquarium! 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
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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