Ophichthus frontalis

Alternate names: Death-banded snake-eel

Author: Garman, 1899


General: In situ, wide bars are tan-brown, large mouth, large eyes. Observed burrowing quickly (tail first).

Size: to 86 cm

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Demersal.

Published depth range: 35 - 760 m

Ocean range (global): Central Baja, Gulf of California and Costa Rica to Ecuador.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Robertson, D.R. and G.R. Allen (2015). Shorefishes of the Tropical Eastern Pacific: online informaiton system version 2.0. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/sftep/en/pages.

Citation: Ophichthus frontalis (Garman, 1899) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Ophichthus%20frontalis. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-08-18.
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