Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae
(Snake eels) > Myrophinae
Etymology: Neenchelys: Name from Greek 'neo' for new and 'enchelys' for eel.; nudiceps: Name from Latin 'nudiceps', referring to its smooth head.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 844 - 856 m (Ref. 116659), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Eastern Indian Ocean: Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 78.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116659)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 221. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: total vertebrae 221; mandible pores 7; lateral-line pores anterior to pectoral-fin base 18; upper and lateral surfaces of snout smooth without papillae (Ref. 116659).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tashiro, F., Y. Hibino and H. Imamura, 2016. Description of a new species of the genus Neenchelys (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae, Myrophinae) from the eastern Indian Ocean, with comments on the availability of three congeners. Ichthyol. Res. 63:53-58. (Ref. 116659)
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
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00076 (0.00029 - 0.00199), b=3.06 (2.84 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.4 ±0.8 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .