Chilorhinus suensonii Lütken, 1852
Seagrass eel
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Family:  Chlopsidae (False morays)
Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Bermuda and southern Florida, USA to Bahia in Brazil.
Biology:  Inhabits sandy areas and seagrass beds, usually bathed by clear, oceanic waters. Feeds on small fish and invertebrates (Ref. 42064).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 August 2011 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 19.08.03
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.08.94

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