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Ophichthus shaoi  McCosker & Ho, 2015

Long bodied snake eel
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae (Snake eels) > Ophichthinae
Etymology: Ophichthus: Greek, ophis = serpent + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  shaoi: Named for Dr. Kwang-Tsao Shao of the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 200 m (Ref. 106143).   Subtropical

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Northwestern Pacific: Taiwan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 62.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 106143)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 155 - 164. This moderately elongate species is distinguished by the following characters:: tail 50-52%, head 9-10%, body depth at gill opening 2.6-3.2% of total length; dorsal-fin origin is above mid-pectoral fin; wedge-shaped pectoral fin not elongate and well-developed; posterior nostril is a hole within upper lip opening into mouth, not visible externally; conspicuous upper lip barbel behind anterior nostril; pores are small but conspicuous, SO 1+4, IO 6+2, POM 6+3; teeth are small and conical, uniserial on jaws and mandible; body coloration uniform grayish-brown, throat and ventral trunk region gray, body and tail brown, fins pale; total vertebrae 155-164, mean vertebral formula 11-69-159 (Ref. 106143).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

McCosker, J.E. and H.-C. Ho, 2015. New species of the snake eels Echelus and Ophichthus (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) from Taiwan. Zootaxa 4060(1):71-85. (Ref. 106143)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .