Myrichthys colubrinus, Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Myrichthys colubrinus, Ningaloo Reef, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Light body with dark, fully encircling bands (darker towards head). Leiuranus snake eels either have saddles rather than bands, which don't join on the underside, or bands which may have light bars within (L. versicolor). Resembles the sea snake Laticauda colubrina.
Max Size: 97 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 18.7-30.6°C
Habitat: Seagrass, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (3% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Edit by: extract from RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland