Caralophia loxochila Böhlke, 1955
Slantlip eel
Caralophia loxochila
photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  46 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 1 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Florida Keys in the USA and Bahamas.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs usually in shallow coral sand areas at edge of seagrass beds in clear water.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 August 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 23.01.13
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.08.94

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