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| Common names: snake-eel (English), tieso (Espanol) |
Quassiremus evionthas (Jordan & Bollman, 1889)
Body stout, compressed at rear; tail 44-47% of TL; snout conical, overhanging, with a short groove underneath; lips without barbells; front nostril tubular, rear opens into mouth; gill opening a vertical crescent low on side; teeth pointed, in single rows on jaws and roof of mouth; dorsal fin origin behind gill opening; pectoral fin very tiny, smaller than or equal to eye, its narrow base opposite the top ½ of the gill opening; tail tip a blunt, finless point.
White with numerous small black spots; at regular intervals there is a yellowish ground color, the dark spots are longer and darker, forming about 15 crossbars.
Size: grows to about 71 cm.
Habitat: sand, rubble and rocky bottoms.
Depth: 3-30 m.
Galapagos and Cocos Islands.