Ophichthus kailashchandrai, Kailash Chandra’s snake eel

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Ophichthus kailashchandrai Mohapatra, Ray, Mohanty & Mishra 2020

Kailash Chandra’s snake eel
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae (Snake eels) > Ophichthinae
Etymology: Ophichthus: Greek, ophis = serpent + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  kailashchandrai: Named for Dr. Kailash Chandra, Director, Zoological Survey of India.

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

Marine; demersal.   Tropical

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Eastern Indian Ocean: India, West Bengal.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 46.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 121592)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 180 - 182. This medium-sized species is distinguished by the following characters: preanal length 2.6-2.8 in TL; dorsal fin origin above posterior third of pectoral fin; pectoral fin well developed; posterior nostril is a hole in the upper lip opening towards the mouth, covered by a flap; a single barbel between anterior and posterior nostrils; teeth moderately elongated, conical and sharp; vomerine teeth start with single tooth, followed by two rows of biserial teeth and uniserial thereafter; maxillary and mandibular teeth uniserial throughout; 4 intermaxillary teeth in two rows; vertebrae: predorsal 14-15, preanal 54-55, total 180-182 (Ref. 121592).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : McCosker, John | Collaborators

Mohapatra, A., D. Ray, S.R. Mohanty and S.S. Mishra, 2020. Ophichthus kailashchandrai sp. Now. (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae): a new species of snake eel from Indian waters, Bay of Bengal. Zootaxa 4728(2):283-288. (Ref. 121592)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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FAO(Publication : search) | FishSource |

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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=0.00126 (0.00052 - 0.00302), b=2.91 (2.70 - 3.12), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.7 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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .