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Brachysomophis henshawi

Brachysomophis henshawiis commonly referred to as Reptilian Snake Eel, Henshaw's Snake Eel. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 2000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
3494 
AphiaID:
279126 
Scientific:
Brachysomophis henshawi 
German:
Krokodil-Schlangenaal 
English:
Reptilian Snake Eel, Henshaw's Snake Eel 
Category:
Ål 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Ophichthidae (Family) > Brachysomophis (Genus) > henshawi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Jordan & Snyder, 1904 
Sea depth:
1 - 35 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 101cm 
Temperature:
25°C - 27°C 
Tank:
~ 2000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-10-28 18:02:16 

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Brachysomophis henshawi is a relatively large snake eel that can be identified by its large head with red markings. The head is also everything that can usually be seen from this lurking predator in the wild, with its whitish body usually being concealed. It nearly always completely burrowed in sand with only its head protruding, waiting for prey, as can also be seen on the picture provided by Henz Mahler. Only at night it also shows its body, never leaving its burrow in the process.

We do not know if this animal can be kept in aquaria or of it will even survive catching and transport. If it can, it can be deducted from its natural behaviour that an extremely deep sand bed as well as live food are the minimum requirements to keep this animal.

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Fishes of Australia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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