Ophichthus apicalis

16. September 2014

Ophichthus apicalis Ophichthus apicalis Ophichthus apicalis Ophichthus apicalis

Eels (in the scientific sense) are usually no ornamental fish. But there is a greater number of species than one expects, and many of them are used for human consumption. We were able now to import a species of eel from Vietnam that was to the best of our knowledge never imported before alive: Ophichthus apicalis. The species belongs to the snake-eel family (Ophichthidae) and has a gigantic natural distribution in the Indo-Pacific. Usually the up to 45 cm long species is found in the sea, but it is very often found also in brackish environments. The genus Ophichthus contains currently 75 accepted species.

We received specimens in two sizes, 30-35 cm long and a dozen fully grown specimens. Nobody would regard these fish as beautiful, but in any case they are very interesting!

For our customers: the fish have code 439852 and 439853 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Vietnam
Verfügbare Größe in cm 35-45