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  Common names: snake-eel (English), tieso (Espanol)
Leuropharus lasiops Rosenblatt & McCosker, 1970

Acned snake-eel

Elongate, compressed; head, nape, snout and lower jaw densely covered with papillae; lateral line pores on head elevated; snout pointed, overhanging, underside with complex folds but without central groove; eye small; front nostril tubular; rear nostril a slit in top lip that opens in mouth; teeth small and pointed, hidden in folds of skin, single row on jaws, none on roof of mouth, which is covered in papillae; gill openings are oblique slits on underside of throat, converging forward; gill pouch slightly expanded; dorsal and anal fins present; tip of tail a hard, finless point; dorsal fin origin on nape; no pectoral fins.

Color in preservative brown, paler below, fins white.

Size: 18 cm.

Habitat: sandy bottoms.

Depth: 55 m.

Jalisco ( Mexico).


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