Ophichthus cephalozona   Bleeker,  1864 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Rossi, P.

Size: 100.0 cm.

Color: Body purplish brown, nape with a broad slackish cross band on nape. Dorsal and anal fins blackish with white margin.

Depth of body 28 to 29 times in total length. Length of head 10 to 11 times in total length, 3.5 to 4.5 in trunk; head and trunk conbined about equal to tail. Snout bluntly pointed, much projecting; cleft of mouth extending beyond eye. Teeth rather large, pointed, urved, in a single row in jaws and vomer; in a separate cluster of 4 to 6 stout teeth on tip of upper jaw. Dorsal fin origin above tip of pectoral fin; end of dorsal and anal fins ending shortly before end of tail.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Bleeker's Snake eel (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy, Muddy


• Maharashtra, Versova INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org

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