Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Anguilliformes  
 Family Ophichthidae  
 Genus Ophichthus  
  Ophichthus lithinus  (Jordan & Richardson, 1908) 
Provider: Chen, Yu-Hsin 
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Synonyms:Ophichthys evermani  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);陳威立。 2006。臺灣東部海域蛇鰻科魚類之初步分類研究。國立臺灣海洋大學碩士論文。
Character: Snout short and blunt. Upper jaw longer than lower.Teeth conical; jaw teeth conical in 1 row; premaxillary teeth 4 to 5. Vomerine teeth conical, in 1 row. Dorsal fin origin behind pectoral. Vertebrae 151. Total length 33.0 of body depth, 11.9 of head length; caudal length 1.7 of the length from head to trunk; head length 5.5 of snout length; snout length 1.9 of diameter of eye. Anterior nostril tubule. Posterior rostril slit-like. Rictus beyond rear margin of eye. Tail end of dorsal and anal elevated. Caudal fin absent.Tongue fixed. Body light brown, pale below.  
Habitat: Inhabit in sandy botton below 150 meters deep.  
Distribution: West Pacific.  
Utility: No quantity for fishery need.  
Name Code: 380803
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2015-12-19 U/L
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