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Created 12/16/2012

Family Ophichtyidae

HAWAII

Phyllopichthus xenodontus

South Kona, Hawaii, 15 feet

cropped

LONG-NOSTRIL SNAKE EEL

Rarely seen in sand or rubble at any depth.  Attains 16 inches.  Hawaii & scattered locations throughout the Indo-Pacific.  Tentative identification.