Leiuranus semicinctusis commonly referred to as Saddled snake-eel. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 2000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 5616 AphiaID: 217572 Scientific: Leiuranus semicinctus German: Schlangenaal English: Saddled Snake-eel Category: Snake Eels Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Ophichthidae (Family) > Leiuranus (Genus) > semicinctus (Species) Initial determination: (Lay & Bennett, ), 1839 Occurrence: (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, China, Christmas Islands, Cook Islands, East Africa, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Japan, Lord Howe Island, Madagascar, Marquesas Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, New Guinea, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Réunion , Samoa, South-Africa, Taiwan, the Andaman Sea, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Seychelles, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Vietnam Size: up to 25.98" (66 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) Food: Crabs, Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Invertebrates, Rock shrimps, Schrimps, Zoobenthos Tank: 439.96 gal (~ 2000L) Difficulty: Only for advanced aquarists Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Related species at Catalog of Life:
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(Lay & Bennett, 1839)
Diet consists mainly of crustaceans and small fish.
Needs a high bed of sand to hide.
Noctural animal, that fedd on small fish , shripms and crustaceans.
Not jet seen in the trade.
Leiuranus phoenixensis (Schultz, 1943)
Liuranus semicinctus (Lay & Bennett, 1839) (misspelling)
Machaerenchelys phoenixensis Schultz, 1943
Machaerenchelys vanderbilti Fowler, 1938
Ophisurus semicinctus Lay & Bennett, 1839
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