Leiuranus semicinctus, Saddled snake-eel

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Leiuranus semicinctus (Lay & Bennett, 1839)

Saddled snake-eel
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> Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae (Snake eels) > Ophichthinae
Etymology: Leiuranus: Greek, leios = smooth + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Lay & Bennett.

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

; seewasser; brackwasser riff-verbunden; tiefenbereich 0 - 70 m, usually 0 - 10 m (Ref. 37816). Tropical; 40°N - 40°S

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Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Mangaréva islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern New South Wales, Australia. Also recorded from Southeast Atlantic: South Africa (Ref. 3972).

Size / Gewicht / Alter

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 66.0 cm TL Männchen/unbestimmt; (Ref. 1602)

Kurzbeschreibung Morphologie | Morphometrie

Rückenflossenstacheln (insgesamt): 0; Rückenflossenweichstrahlen (insgesamt): 0; Afterflossenstacheln 0; Afterflossenweichstrahlen: 0; Wirbelzahl: 162 - 171. White to yellow with 25-30 black saddles (Ref. 3972).

Biologie     Fachlexikon (Englisch) (z.B. epibenthic)

Occurs in sandy areas and seagrass beds of both lagoon and seaward reefs. Uses its stiff pointed tail to rapidly burrow backwards into the sand when frightened (Ref. 37816). Benthic (Ref. 58302). Feeds on sand-dwelling fishes and crabs and prawns. Sometimes fully exposed when searching for prey (Ref. 30874). Rises to the surface to spawn (Ref. 37816).

Life cycle and mating behavior Geschlechtsreife | Fortpflanzung | Ablaichen | Eier | Fecundity | Larven

Rises to the surface to spawn. Once there, one or more males may seize a female by the back of the neck and remain attached for hours before spawning occurs.

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Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Rote Liste Status (Ref. 125652)


CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Bedrohung für Menschen

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201): 24.4 - 29.2, mean 28.1 °C (based on 2893 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00044 - 0.00237), b=2.97 (2.77 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.3 se; based on diet studies.
Widerstandsfähigkeit (Ref. 120179):  mittel, Verdopplung der Population dauert 1,4 - 4,4 Jahre. (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 64.4 [32.3, 115.7] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.749 [0.459, 1.288] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.3 [16.0, 20.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.228 [0.093, 0.631] g/100g ; Selenium = 48.3 [22.7, 104.1] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 38.1 [8.9, 154.6] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.53 [1.02, 2.25] mg/100g (wet weight);