Scientific Name
Bascanichthys kirkii  
Bascanichthys kirkii克氏褐蛇鰻
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Günther, 1870) Depth 1 - 20M
Chinese 克氏褐蛇鰻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蛇鰻科 Economic Fish No 
Family F081 Ophichthidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 克氏褐蛇鰻 
Max Length 54 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鰻仔、硬骨篡、篡仔、硬骨仔、盲蛇鰻 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South West 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Rovuma Bay, eastern Africa 
Synonyms Caecula kirki, Ophichthys kirkii   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);McCosker, J.E. and P.H.J. Castle (1986) Ophichthidae. p. 176-186. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.   沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List NMMBP02835. NMMBP04413.  
Common Name Longtailed sand-eel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body attenuated. Pectoral fin absent. Color uniform. Eye small, under the skin, Snout short, Margins of upper lips unfolded. Teeth small, corical, Teeth of upper and lower jaws anterior in 2 rows, Posterior in 1 row. Vomerine teeth irregular in 2 rows; premaxillary teeths mall in a patch, Dorsal fin origin before gill slit. Total length 64.0 of body depth, 22.9 of head length; caudal length 1.1 of the length from head to trunk; head length 8.8 of snout length; snout length 1.6 of the diameter of the eye. Rictus extending over rear of eye. Anus slightly behind half of body. Caudal fin absent. Body yellowish brown, pale below. Dorsal and anal fin white.
habitats Inhabit in benthic botton of coastal and blackish Waters, feed on crustacems and other inverte brates.  
Distribution Indo-West Pacific.  
Utility No enough quantity for fishery.