Dysomma alticorpus, Pale cutthroat eel

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Dysomma alticorpus Fricke, Golani, Appelbaum-Golani & Zajonz, 2018

Pale cutthroat eel
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Synaphobranchidae (Cutthroat eels) > Ilyophinae
Etymology: Dysomma: Greek, dys, dyo = two + Greek, omma = eye;  alticorpus: Name from Latin 'altus' for high and 'corpus' for body; referring to the relatively high body of this secies; noun in apposition.

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

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 350 m (Ref. 119355).   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba, Israel.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 32.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 119355)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 115. This species is distinguished by the following characters: presence of pectoral fin; dorsal fin origin well anterior to the base of the pectoral fin, predorsal length 13.8% TL; anus anterior and slightly behind the level of the tip of the pectoral fin, preanal length 22.8% TL; trunk is very short, 4.1% TL; body is relatively high, depth at the gill opening 7.6% TL, depth at anus 7.8% TL; intermaxillary teeth 2; compound teeth on the vomer 3; ipper jaw with 4 rows of teeth; lower jaw with 1 row of 8 large compound teeth; head pores:IO 4, SO 3; M 6; POP 0; AD 1, F 0, ST 0; lateral-line pores: predorsal 4, prepectoral 8, preanal 14, total 57–58, the last at the posterior two-thirds of the total length; MVF 7-16-115, total vertebrae 115; colour of peritoneum whitish, dorsal and anal fin pale (Ref. 119355).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Fricke, R., D. Golani, B. Appelbaum-Golani and U. Zajonz, 2018. Dysomma alticorpus, a new species of cutthroat eel from the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea (Teleostei: Synaphobranchidae). C. R. Biologies 341:111-119. (Ref. 119355)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [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):  3.8   ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .