Teleostei (teleosts) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Chlopsidae
Etymology: Chilorhinus: Greek, cheilos = lip + Greek, rhinos = nose (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Lütken.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Tropical
Western Atlantic: Bermuda and southern Florida, USA to Bahia in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)
Inhabits sandy areas and seagrass beds, usually bathed by clear, oceanic waters. Feeds on small fish and invertebrates (Ref. 42064).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
They migrate en mass towards the open sea and have leptocephalus larvae.
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 25 - 28.1, mean 27.4 °C (based on 604 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.7500 [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
): 4.0 ±0.63 se; based on food items.
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 60.8 [31.0, 123.7] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.54 [0.31, 1.04] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.2 [15.9, 20.9] % ; Omega3 = 0.155 [0.065, 0.457] g/100g ; Selenium = 38.2 [17.0, 82.0] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 177 [46, 657] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.4 [0.9, 2.0] mg/100g (wet weight);