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Myrichthys pantostigmius Jordan & McGregor, 1898

Clarion snake eel
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae (Snake eels) > Ophichthinae
Etymology: Myrichthys: Greek, myros, -ou = male of morey eel + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).  More on authors: Jordan & McGregor.

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

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 1 - 20 m (Ref. 40867).   Tropical

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Eastern Pacific: Revillagigedo and Clipperton islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 49.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40867)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 158 - 168. Head and body tan, with numerous large brown to brownish-black spots along sides and at the base of the dorsal fin; chin and throat with smaller spots; dorsal fin margin white, anal fin plain. Snout rounded. Pectoral fin length much less than its base, shorter than snout (Ref. 40867).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in shallow waters (to 20 m) among rocks and sand (Ref. 40867).

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

McCosker, J.E. and R.H. Rosenblatt, 1993. A revision of the snake eel genus Myrichthys (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) with the description of a new eastern Pacific species. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 48(8):153-169. (Ref. 40867)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 22 May 2007

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.3 - 29.1, mean 28.1 (based on 126 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5005   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00126 (0.00053 - 0.00299), b=2.93 (2.72 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .