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Leiuranus semicinctus Saddled snake-eel


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lexID:
5616 
AphiaID:
217572 
Scientific:
Leiuranus semicinctus 
German:
Schlangenaal 
English:
Saddled Snake-eel 
Category:
Snake Eels 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Ophichthidae (Family) > Leiuranus (Genus) > semicinctus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lay & Bennett, ), 1839 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, China, Christmas Islands, Cook Islands, East Africa, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Japan, Lord Howe Island, Madagascar, Marquesas Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, New Guinea, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Réunion , Samoa, South-Africa, Taiwan, the Andaman Sea, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Seychelles, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Vietnam 
Size:
up to 25.98" (66 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Invertebrates, Rock shrimps, Schrimps, Zoobenthos 
Tank:
439.96 gal (~ 2000L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-06-09 17:21:04 

Husbandry

(Lay & Bennett, 1839)

Diet consists mainly of crustaceans and small fish.
Needs a high bed of sand to hide.
Noctural animal, that fedd on small fish , shripms and crustaceans.

Not jet seen in the trade.

Synonyme:
Leiuranus phoenixensis (Schultz, 1943)
Liuranus semicinctus (Lay & Bennett, 1839) (misspelling)
Machaerenchelys phoenixensis Schultz, 1943
Machaerenchelys vanderbilti Fowler, 1938
Ophisurus semicinctus Lay & Bennett, 1839

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