Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Chlopsidae
Etymology: Chilorhinus: Greek, cheilos = lip + Greek, rhinos = nose (Ref. 45335). More on author: Lütken.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Atlantic: Bermuda and southern Florida, USA to Bahia in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)
Inhabits sandy areas and seagrass beds, usually bathed by clear, oceanic waters. Feeds on small fish and invertebrates (Ref. 42064).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
They migrate en mass towards the open sea and have leptocephalus larvae.
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25 - 28.1, mean 27.4 °C (based on 604 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.63 se; based on food items.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 85.3 [46.2, 162.8] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.516 [0.250, 0.917] mg/100g ; Protein = 19.2 [17.0, 21.6] % ; Omega3 = 0.159 [0.071, 0.423] g/100g ; Selenium = 29.5 [14.4, 59.8] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 219 [55, 789] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.44 [0.94, 2.15] mg/100g (wet weight);