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Callechelys catostoma (Forster, 1801)
BLACKSTRIPED SNAKE EEL
Black-striped Snake Eel; Callechelys melanotaenia Bleeker, 1865; Sphagebranchus catostomus Forster, 1801

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Callechelys catostoma
Callechelys catostoma
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Callechelys catostoma
Callechelys catostoma
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Callechelys catostoma
Callechelys catostoma
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Callechelys catostoma (Schneider , 1801)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae (Snake eels) > Ophichthinae
Etymology: Callechelys: Greek, kalos, kallos = beautiful + Greek, enchelys, -yos = eel (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Schneider .

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 32 m (Ref. 27478 ).   Tropical; 32°N - 32°S

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Society Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Lord Howe Island.

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 85.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1602 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines : 0; Anal soft rays : 0; Vertebrae : 195 - 205. Adults have a broad lateral black band along the middle of each side.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in shallow areas buried in loose gravel and sand (Ref. 1602 , 75154 ). Benthic (Ref. 58302 , 75154 ). It buries itself with the aid of its pointed snout or its bony, sharp tail.

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

McCosker, J.E. , 1998. A revision of the snake-eel genus Callechelys (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) with the description of two new Indo-Pacific species and a new Callechelyin genus. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 50(7):185-215. (Ref. 27478 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 24.7 - 29.2, mean 28.1 (based on 2507 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00126 (0.00053 - 0.00299), b=2.93 (2.72 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.9   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .

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