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Gordiichthys combibus  McCosker & Lavenberg, 2001

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae (Snake eels) > Ophichthinae
Etymology: combibus: From the Latin combibo meaning to drink with a companion, referring to the sibling nature of this, the first eastern Pacific species, to its Atlantic congener G. randalli (Ref. 43688).   More on author: McCosker.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 43688).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Central Pacific: Colombia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43688)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 178 - 186. Nearly uniform pallid coloration, browner above lateral midline; depth 52-59 times in TL; head 10-17 times in TL; dorsal fin arises above mid-head; anterior nostrils nearly flush with snout; vomerine teeth uniserial except for an anterior pair; four mandibular pores (Ref. 43688).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected in shallow water, over a gray sand beach (Ref. 43688).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : McCosker, John | Collaborators

McCosker, J.E. and R.J. Lavenberg, 2001. Gordiichthys combibus, a new species of eastern Pacific sand-eel (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae). Rev. Biol. Trop. 49(Suppl. 1):7-12. (Ref. 43688)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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