Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Chlopsidae
Etymology: Chlopsis: Greek, chloea = green + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Beebe & Tee-Van.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 80 - 130 m (Ref. 96339). Tropical
Eastern Pacific: coast of Central and South America from Mexico to Colombia
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96339)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 134 - 140. Head and body pigment uniformly distributed and sharply demarcated, heavily pigmented dorsally, unpigmented ventrally; white stripe of snout; dorsal fin origin behind gill opening (Ref. 40870).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lavenberg, R.J., 1988. Chlopsid eels of the eastern Pacific with a new species and descriptions of larval forms. Bull. Mar. Sci. 42(2):253-264. (Ref. 40870)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 14.6 - 20.6, mean 15.3 (based on 7 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [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
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .