Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Anguilliformes  
 Family Ophichthidae  
 Genus Ophichthus  
  Ophichthus urolophus  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) 
Provider: Chen, Yu-Hsin 
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Synonyms:Conger urolophus  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 rows; premaxillary teeth 4, arrange in half a circle. Vomerine teeth anterior 5 in 2 rows, posterior in 1 row. Dorsal fin origin behind gill slit. Vertebrae 133-142. Total length 25.3-26.9 of body depth, 8.6-10 of head length; caudal length 1.3-1.4 of the length from head to trunk; head length 5.6 of snout length; snout length 1.7 of the diameter of the eye. Anterior nostril tubule, posterior rostril slit-like. Rictus beyond rear margin of eye. End of dorsal and anal elevated. Caudal fin absent.Tongue fixed. Body light brown, pale below. Dorsal fin brown with whitish end, anal fin white. 
Habitat: Inhabit in the sandy bottoms below 400 neters deep.  
Distribution: Indo-pacific.  
Utility: Lots of quantity but no fishery need.  
Name Code: 380807
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