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Apterichtus equatorialis

Apterichtus equatorialisis commonly referred to as finless eel. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
5565 
AphiaID:
271923 
Scientific:
Apterichtus equatorialis 
German:
Equatorialer Schlangenaal 
English:
Finless Eel 
Category:
Ål 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Ophichthidae (Family) > Apterichtus (Genus) > equatorialis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Myers & Wade, ), 1941 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
8°C - 18°C 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
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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