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Scolecenchelys brevicaudata  Hibino & Kimura, 2015

Short tail worm eel
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Classification / Names Populärnamn | synonymer | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae (Snake eels) > Myrophinae
Etymology: Scolecenchelys: Greek, skolex = worm (1855) + Greek, enchlys, -yos = eel (Ref. 45335);  brevicaudata: Named for its tail length which is relatively shorter than that of its congeners.

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina bentopelagisk; djupintervall ? - 246 m (Ref. 104540).   Tropical, preferred ?

Utbredning Länder | FAO områden | Ekosystem | Förekomster | Point map | Utplanteringar | Faunafri

Western Pacific: the Philippines.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 31.4 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 104540)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Ryggkotor: 144. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: head 9.9 % TL; tail 51 % TL; body depth 2.2 % TL; mouth gape 22 % HL; dorsal outline of post eye is convex; teeth on jaws and vomer uniserial; the horizontal distance between dorsal-fin origin and a vertical through mid-anus is 67 % HL; predorsal vertebrae 71, preanal 63, total 144 (Ref. 104540).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator : McCosker, John | Medarbetare

Hibino, Y. and S. Kimura, 2015. Revision of the Scolecenchelys gymnota species group with descriptions of two new species (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae: Myrophinae). Ichthyol Res (Ref. 104540)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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