ExtremcoralsTropic Marin Syn-Biotic MeersalzFauna Marin GmbHWhitecoralsKN Aquaristik

Translation in process
We're updating the page. There might be some translation errors. Sorry about that ;-)

Myrichthys breviceps Sharptail eel



Profile

Scientific:
Myrichthys breviceps 
German:
Weißgefleckter oder Spitzschwanz-Schlangenaal 
English:
Sharptail eel 
category:
Snake Eels 
Synonyms:
  • Leptocephalus undulatus (Strömman, 1896)
  • Muraena acuminata (Gronow, 1854)
  • Myrichthys acuminatus (Gronow, 1854)
  • Ophichthys pisavarius (Poey, 1876)
  • Ophisurus breviceps (Richardson, 1848)
  • Ophisurus longus (Poey, 1867)
  • Pisodonophis guttulatus (Kaup, 1856)
 
family tree:
Animalia / Chordata / Actinopterygii / Anguilliformes / Ophichthidae / Myrichthys / breviceps 
Initial determination:
(Richardson, 1848) 
occurrence:
Guadeloupe, Suriname, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Florida, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico (East Pacific), Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South America, Sri Lanka, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, Trindade and Martim Vaz, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, USA, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, U.S., West-Atlantic Ocean 
Sea depth:
0-9 Meter 
size:
up to 40.16" (102 cm) 
temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Coralfish of all kind, Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Schrimps, Shrimps 
Aquarium:
439.96 gal (~ 2000L) 
Difficulty:
not for beginners 
Toxicity:
Nicht giftig 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Created:
2012-07-29 13:49:06 
last edit:
2017-10-12 11:55:14 

Husbandry

(Richardson, 1848)

Found in shallow areas to depths of 9 m
Feeds mainly on crabs

More common along continent and in grassy areas.

Synonyms:
Leptocephalus undulatus Strömman, 1896
Muraena acuminata Gronow, 1854
Myrichthys acuminatus (Gronow, 1854)
Ophichthys pisavarius Poey, 1876
Ophisurus breviceps Richardson, 1848
Ophisurus longus Poey, 1867
Pisodonophis guttulatus Kaup, 1856

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

External links


Pictures

commonly

1
1
1
1

husbandry know-how of owners

0 husbandary tips from our users available
Show all

Discussion

Last comment in the discussion about Myrichthys breviceps

Last comment in the discussion about Myrichthys breviceps