Phaenomonas pinnata Myers & Wade, 1941
Elastic eel
Phaenomonas pinnata
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  53.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 1 - 50 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: ranges from Gulf of California to Colombia, including the Galapagos Islands.
Biology:  Inhabits sandy bottoms, between 1 and 35 m.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 May 2007 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.07.95
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 29.10.14

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