Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae
(Snake eels) > Ophichthinae
Etymology: .combibus: From the Latin combibo meaning to drink with a companion, referring to the sibling nature of this, the first eastern Pacific species, to its Atlantic congener G. randalli (Ref. 43688) More on authors: McCosker & Lavenberg.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range - 2 m (Ref. 43688), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Eastern Central Pacific: Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43688)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 178 - 186. Nearly uniform pallid coloration, browner above lateral midline; depth 52-59 times in TL; head 10-17 times in TL; dorsal fin arises above mid-head; anterior nostrils nearly flush with snout; vomerine teeth uniserial except for an anterior pair; four mandibular pores (Ref. 43688).
Collected in shallow water, over a gray sand beach (Ref. 43688).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
McCosker, J.E. and R.J. Lavenberg, 2001. Gordiichthys combibus, a new species of eastern Pacific sand-eel (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae). Rev. Biol. Trop. 49(Suppl. 1):7-12. (Ref. 43688)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00129 (0.00054 - 0.00308), b=2.92 (2.72 - 3.12), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .