snake eel


: any of numerous scaleless eels of the family Ophichthyidae having no caudal fin and the end of the tail projecting beyond the dorsal and anal fins, abounding in tropical seas, and being often spotted like some of the venomous sea snakes

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“Snake eel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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