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Brachysomophis crocodilinus


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lexID:
4886 
Scientific:
Brachysomophis crocodilinus 
German:
Krokodil-Schlangenaal 
English:
Crocodile snake eel 
Category:
Anguille serpente 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Ophichthidae (Family) > Brachysomophis (Genus) > crocodilinus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bennett, 1833) 
Occurrence:
Tokelau, Réunion , Tansania, Vietnam, Mozambique, the Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Comores, Africa occidentale, Allevamento Bull, Atollo di Johnston, Australia, Christmas Islands, Cina, Fiji, Filippine, Giappone, Guam, Indonesia, Indopacifico, Isola di Cook, Isole Marshall, Isole Tuamoto, Madagascar, Malesia, Mauritius, Micronesia, Palau, Papua Nuova Guinea, Polinesia Francese, Seychelles, Sudafrica, Tailandia, Taiwan, Thaiti, Tonga 
Size:
bis zu 120cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Piccoli pesci, Polpa di gambero, Seppie 
Difficulty:
Non adatto agli acquari! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-12-17 22:22:04 

Husbandry

(Bennett, 1833)

Special thanks for the foto to Ole Johann Brett, Norway.

Normaly found in shallow lagoon sand, rock and broken coral substrates
Depths of 0-2 m

Buried in sand with only the eyes protruding, where it waits for small fish, crustaceans and octopuses / squids.

Synonyms:
Achirophichthys typus Bleeker, 1864
Brachysomophis horridus Kaup, 1856
Brachysomophis sauropsis Schultz, 1943
Brachysonophis crocodilinus (Bennett, 1833) (misspelling)
Ophichthys crocodilinus (Bennett, 1833)
Ophisurus crocodilinus Bennett, 1833

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Ophichthidae (Family) > Ophichthinae (Subfamily) > Brachysomophis (Genus)

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