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Myrichthys breviceps (Sharptail eel; Seasnake; Safio; Culebra rosario)

Synonyms: Leptocephalus undulatus; Muraena acuminata; Myrichthys acuminatus; Ophichthys pisavarius; Ophisurus breviceps; Ophisurus longus; Pisodonophis guttulatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

Myrichthys breviceps, the Sharptail snake-eel, is native to the Western Atlantic. They feed mainly on invertebrates and can burrow tailfirst into the sand.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  

Prey / Diet

Acantholobulus bermudensis (strongtooth mud crab)[1]
Alpheus armatus (brown snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus armillatus (banded snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus cristulifrons (dotted snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus floridanus (sand snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus formosus (striped snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus heterochaelis (bigclaw snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus normanni (green snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus peasei (orangetail snapping shrimp)[1]
Ambidexter symmetricus[1]
Calappa ocellata (ocellate box crab)[1]
Calcinus tibicen (orangeclaw hermit)[1]
Coryrhynchus sidneyi (shortfinger neck crab)[1]
Cyclozodion angustum (nodose box crab)[1]
Diadema antillarum (long-spined sea urchin)[1]
Echinometra lucunter (rock boring urchin)[1]
Echinometra viridis (Green boring reef urchin)[1]
Epialtus kingsleyi[1]
Epialtus longirostris[1]
Ericerodes gracilipes (unicorn neck crab)[1]
Eucidaris tribuloides (slate pencil urchin)[1]
Farfantepenaeus duorarum (pink shrimp)[1]
Gnathophylloides mineri (squat urchin shrimp)[1]
Gonodactylus lacunatus[1]
Lytechinus variegatus (green sea urchin)[1]
Lytechinus williamsi (Williams' variable sea urchin)[1]
Microphrys antillensis (lobed decorator crab)[1]
Microphrys bicornutus (speck-claw decorator crab)[1]
Microphrys interruptus[1]
Mithraculus cinctimanus (banded clinging crab)[1]
Mithraculus ruber[1]
Mithraculus sculptus (green clinging crab)[2]
Mithrax aculeatus[1]
Pachycheles riisei (Riise porcelain crab)[1]
Pachygrapsus transversus (mottled shore crab)[1]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[1]
Pagurus bonairensis[1]
Pagurus brevidactylus (Hermit crab)[1]
Panopeus occidentalis (furrowed mud crab)[1]
Parapinnixa bouvieri[1]
Parapinnixa hendersoni[1]
Petrolisthes galathinus (banded porcelain crab)[1]
Pilumnus dasypodus (shortspine hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus lacteus (velvet hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus marshi (quadrate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[1]
Pitho aculeata (massive urn crab)[1]
Pitho lherminieri (broadback urn crab)[1]
Pitho quadridentata[1]
Pitho sexdentata[1]
Podochela riisei[1]
Pseudosquilla ciliata (Ciliated mantis shrimp)[1]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[1]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus fritzmuelleri (speckled snapping shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus goodei[1]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus pandionis (turtlegrass snapping shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus townsendi (Townsend snapping shrimp)[1]
Tozeuma carolinense (arrow shrimp)[1]
Tripneustes ventricosus (sea egg)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Epinephelus adscensionis (Rockhind)1
Holocentrus adscensionis (Squirrelfish)1
Holocentrus rufus (Wrenchman)1
Lutjanus apodus (Schooly)1
Ocyurus chrysurus (Yellowtail snapper)1

Predators

Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Hyporthodus flavolimbatus (Grouper)[1]
Lutjanus jocu (Snuggletooth snapper)[1]
Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Miami Metrozoo

Distribution

Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Bermuda; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Gulf of Mexico; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Panama; Puerto Rico; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Trindade Island; Trinidad and Tobago; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida (USA), Bahamas, and Yucatan (Mexico) to the Antilles (Ref. 26340) and northern South America.;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
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