Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Chlopsidae
Etymology: Chlopsis: Greek, chloea = green + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335); sagmacollaris: Name from Latin 'sagma' meaning saddle, and 'collaris' or necked, referring to the
distinctive dark pigment patch of the nape of the neck.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 397 - 405 m (Ref. 106145). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Indian Ocean: off northern Western Australia but probably more widespread in the eastern Indian Ocean and Timor Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 106145)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 357;
Vertebrae: 142. Distinguished by the high vertebral count (total 142, predorsal 12, preanal 42, precaudal 58), combined with the distinctive saddle-shaped pigmentation on the nape of the neck; overall coloration is much lighter than its congeners with the dorsal pigmentation being light brown to tan rather than the dark brown to grayish brown and ventral tip of its tail is relatively unpigmented rather than dark brown to black (Ref. 106145).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tighe, K.A., J.J. Pogonoski, Y. Hibino, H.-C. Ho and Q. Van Nguyen, 2015. Three new species of the genus Chlopsis (Anguilliformes: Chlopsidae) from the Indo-Pacific. Zootaxa 4060(1):19-29. (Ref. 106145)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
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 (12 of 100) .