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Ophichthus mystacinus  McCosker, 1999

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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae (Snake eels) > Ophichthinae
Etymology: Ophichthus: Greek, ophis = serpent + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  mystacinus: Specific name from a Greek word meaning mustachioed..   More on author: McCosker.

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina djupbottenlevande; djupintervall 371 - 824 m (Ref. 84366).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Western Pacific: New Caledonia, Tonga, Fiji, and the Philippines.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 42.9 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 31795)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Ryggkotor: 162 - 177. This moderately elongate species of Ophichthus, subgenus Coecilophis is distinguished by the following characters: tail 59-60%, head 10.7-11.7% of total length, body depth behind gill openings 3.6-4.3% of TL; origin of dorsal-fin about mid-trunk; elongate pectoral fins with the central rays threadlike; posterior margin of orbit ahead of rictus; small and inconspicuous head pores, SO 1+4, IO 4+2, POM 2+6; small, conical and numerous teeth, biserial in jaws and anteriorly on vomer; yellowish tan in color, brown dorsally, fins and anterior nostrils pale; snout tip smudged but not blackened; mean vertebral formula 34.2/61.3/169.7, total vertebrae 162-177 (Ref. 84366).

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

McCosker, J.E., 1999. Pisces Anguilliformes: deepwater snake eels (Ophichthidae) from the New Caledonia region, Southwest Pacific Ocean. p. 571-588. In A. Crosnier (ed.) Résultats des Campagnes Musorstom, Volume 20. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle: 180. (Ref. 31795)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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