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Brachysomophis umbonis McCosker & Randall, 2001

Turret snake eel
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Actinopterygii (Straalvinnigen) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae (Snake eels) > Ophichthinae
Etymology: Brachysomophis: Greek, brachys, eia = short + Greek, soma = body + Greek, ophis = serpent (Ref. 45335);  umbonis: From the notable projection of the cheeks ('umbo' = rounded protuberance).  More on authors: McCosker & Randall.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecologie

; marien demersaal; diepteverspreiding 14 - 18 m (Ref. 42180).   Tropical

Verspreiding Landen | FAO regio's | Ecosystems | Voorkomen | Point map | Introducties | Faunafri

Indo-West Pacific: Indonesia and the Philippines.

Size / Gewicht / Leeftijd

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.9 cm TL mannelijk/geslacht niet bekend; (Ref. 42180)

Korte beschrijving Morfologie | Morfometrie

Wervels: 103 - 104. Stout with tail 50-51% and head 15.5% of TL; dorsal-fin origin well behind pectoral tips; pectoral fins minute, slightly broader than long; snout short, about 3.2-4.0 in jaw; center of eye in anterior third of upper jaw; cirri of maxillary labia minute, those of lower jaw few, short and stout; interorbital space and top of head flat, dorsal head profile incised and medially constricted behind eyes; a lateral-projecting rounded protuberance about equal to orbit situated behind and beneath orbit; head pores distinct; teeth conical; preserved specimens yellowish, pale ventrally in head and trunk region, overlain behind nape with dense, fine brown speckling and an orange U-shaped band from gill opening to midhead and meeting across dorsal surface; (Ref. 42180).

Biologie     Verklarende woordenlijst (b.v. epibenthic)

Captured over sandy substrate and reef (Ref. 42180). Inhabits sand flats with patch reefs (Ref 90102).

Life cycle and mating behavior Geslachtsrijpheid | Voortplanting | Kuitschieten | Eieren | Fecundity | Larven

Voornaamste referentie Upload your references | Referenties | Coördinator : McCosker, John | Medewerkers

McCosker, J.E. and J.E. Randall, 2001. Revision of the snake-eel genus Brachysomophis (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae), with description of two new species and comments on the species of Mystriophis. Indo-Pac. Fish. (33):1-32. (Ref. 42180)

Status op de Rode Lijst van het IUCN (Ref. 120744)

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