Yirrkala moorei McCosker, 2006
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Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  43.4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 25 - 454 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Marquesas and American Samoa.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 162-173. Diagnosis: Color pale, overlain with a broad longitudinal brown stripe above the lateral midline. Head 6.3-6.9% of total length (TL); tail 48-52% of TL. Dorsal fin in advance of the gill openings. Eye above middle of upper jaw. Teeth conical, minute, uniserial on jaws and vomer. Total vertebrae 162-173 with mean vertebrae formula 4-77.5-167 (Ref. 56883).
Biology:  Maximum length (434 mm) given was for an immature male.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 05.06.06

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