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Ophichthus ishiyamorum  McCosker, 2010

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae (Snake eels) > Ophichthinae
Etymology: Ophichthus: Greek, ophis = serpent + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  ishiyamorum: Named for Nelson and Patsy Ishiyama..   More on author: McCosker.

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Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 258 - 400 m (Ref. 84366).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Off the Gulf of Aden, Somalia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 43.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84366)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 130 - 132. This stout species of Ophichthus, subgenus Coecilophis is distinguished by the following characters: tail 52-55% and head 14-15% of total length; origin of dorsal-fin in front of pectoral-fin base; wedge-shaped pectoral fins; posterior nostril in upper lip is covered by a flap; inconspicuous head pores, SO 1+4, IO 4+2, POM 3+7-9; small, conical and widely-spaced teeth, nearly uniserial on vomer and jaws; uniform tan in color, fins pale; mean vertebral formula 15/50/131, total vertebrae 130-132 (Ref. 84366).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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McCosker, J.E., 2010. Deepwater Indo-Pacific species of the snake-eel genus Ophichthus (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae), with the description of nine new species. Zootaxa 2505:1-39. (Ref. 84366)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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