Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Chlopsidae
Etymology: Catesbya: Named for Mark Catesby, 1683-1749, studied the fishes from Bahamas,Florida and Caroline (Ref. 45335); pseudomuraena: pseudomuraena to describe the overall appearance of the fish (Ref. 40885).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 9 m (Ref. 40885). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40885)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Collected from a small patch of reef surrounded by sand (Ref. 40885).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Böhlke, J.E. and D.G. Smith, 1968. A new xenocongrid eel from the Bahamas, with notes on other species in the family. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 120(2):25-43. (Ref. 40885)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [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
): 3.5 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .