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Ophichthus pullus  McCosker, 2005

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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);  pullus: Name from Latin 'pullu' meaning dark-colored; referring to its appearance..   More on author: McCosker.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 106 - 154 m (Ref. 86730).   Tropical

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Eastern Atlantic: off Angola and Guinea-Bissau.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 58.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86730)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This moderately elongate species is distinguished by the following characters: head 8.5-8.9%, tail 57-61%, body depth at gill opening 2.8-3.3% of TL; origin of dorsal-fin well behind pectoral-fin tips; rounded pectoral fin, not elongate and well-developed; posterior nostril a hole above the upper lip, covered by a flap that extends to or below the edge of the mouth; upper lip with no barbels between anterior and posterior nostrils; small pores conspicuous, SO 1 + 4, IO 4 + 2, POM 6 + 2; small and conical teeth, biserial on anterior vomer and jaws; uniform gray-brown to nearly black in color; total vertebrae 149-153, mean vertebral formula 20.3-56.3-151.3 (Ref. 86730).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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McCosker, J.E., 2005. A new species of deepwater snake eel, Ophichthus pullus (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae), from Angola and Guinea-Bissau. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 56(36):669-674. (Ref. 86730)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00151 (0.00061 - 0.00373), b=2.91 (2.70 - 3.12), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
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):  Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .