Neenchelys mccoskeri, McCosker’s worm eel

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Neenchelys mccoskeri Hibino, Ho & Kimura, 2012

McCosker’s worm eel
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> Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae (Snake eels) > Myrophinae
Etymology: Neenchelys: Name from Greek 'neo' for new and 'enchelys' for eel.;  mccoskeri: Named for Dr. J.E. McCosker, CAS.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ekologi

; marina bottenlevande; djupintervall 100 - 400 m (Ref. 92296).   Deep-water

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Northwestern Pacific: Taiwan and Japan.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 52.2 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 92296)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Ryggkotor: 172 - 184. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: head 6.4-7.7% TL, tail 57-63% TL; slender body, depth at gill opening 1.5-3.2% TL; a pointed appendage on the posterior rim of anterior nostril; dorsal-fin origin located mid trunk, distance from dorsal-fin origin to a vertical through the anus 46-59% of trunk length; minute pectoral fins, 1.5-4.3% HL; total vertebrae 172-184, predorsal 34-41, preanal 62-68; mean vertebral formula 36.9-65.0-178.7 (Ref. 92296).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Collected by bottom trawlers (Ref. 92296).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator : McCosker, John | Medarbetare

Ho, H.-C., J.E. McCosker and D.G. Smith, 2013. Revision of the worm eel genus Neenchelys (Ophichthidae; Myrophinae), with descriptions of three new species from the western Pacific Ocean. Zoological Studies 52(58):1-20. (Ref. 96531)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 5.7 - 20.2, mean 15.1 °C (based on 51 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00076 (0.00029 - 0.00198), b=3.06 (2.83 - 3.29), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  Mellan, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid 1,4-4,4 år (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .