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Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrate > fishes > Family Ophichthidae
Mangrove snake-eel
Awaiting identification
Family Ophichthidae
updated Oct 2016
Where seen? This large snake-like fish is often seen foraging in shallow water in the mangroves at Pasir Ris at night.

Features: About 30cm long. A long tubular body pale with a dark stripe along the length at the top. A pair of small rounded pectoral fins. Head large with small eyes near the tip of the head. It has a pointed tail.

Sometimes mistaken for worms or sea snakes. Here's more on how to tell apart sea snakes, eels and eel-like animals.

Pasir Ris Park, Dec 12

Pasir Ris Park, Dec 12

Pasir Ris Park, Dec 12

Mangrove snake-eels on Singapore shores

Photos of Mangrove snake-eels for free download from wildsingapore flickr

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