Teleostei (teleosts) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae
(Snake eels) > Myrophinae
Etymology: Mixomyrophis: Greek, myxo = to suckle + Greek, myros, -oy = the male of the morey eel + Greek, ophis =serpent (Ref. 45335); longidorsalis: Named for the dorsal-fin base that is longer than that of its congener..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 200 m (Ref. 96670). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea (Israel).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96670)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 177. This species is distinguished by the following characters: trunk 22.3 % TL; predorsal length 16.3 % TL; 12 lateral-line pores before gill opening; total vertebrae 177, predorsal 22 and preanal 53 (Ref. 96670).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hibino, Y., S. Kimura and D. Golani, 2015. A new ophichthid species from the Red Sea of the genus Mixomyrophis, formerly known as Atlantic genus. Ichthyol. Res. 62(2):184-188. (Ref. 96670)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00076 (0.00029 - 0.00199), b=3.06 (2.84 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).