Myrichthys breviceps

Myrichthys breviceps
Sharptail Eel – Myrichthys breviceps
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
OphichthidaeMyrichthys breviceps(Richardson)1848Sharptail Eel

All Myrichthys — Tail tip a hard or fleshy finless point. Dorsal fin origin on head. Pectoral fins present; pectoral fins broad-based. Gill openings unconstructed, inferior or lateral. Spotted species. Teeth molariform or granular.

Myrichthys breviceps

Unique Characters: Body coloration with round pale spots on dark background of brown or green.

Similar Species: Goldspotted Eel Myrichthys ocellatus. Body coloration with diffuse dark spots with bright centers (gold in life) on a pale background.

Myrichthys ocellatus
Goldspotted Eel – Myrichthys ocellatus