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

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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

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


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

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Miami Metrozoo


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.;

External References



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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