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Chlopsis bicollaris (Myers and Wade, 1941)
BICOLOR FALSE MORAY
Collared false-moray

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Chlopsis bicollaris
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Chlopsis bicollaris

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Overview
Main identification features
  • d: origin over gill opening
  • 2 white collars: head and gill opening
  • dark above, abruptly pale below
Body elongate, somewhat worm-like in appearance; dorsal and anal fins well developed, confluent around tip of tail; dorsal fin origin above level of gill opening; snout conical with rounded tip, its length about 4.2 in head length; lower jaw slightly shorter than upper; pectoral fins absent; front nostrils tubular; rear nostrils opening downward in upper lip, below front margin of eye; teeth small and pointed in bands; those on roof of mouth in two parallel rows.

Overall greyish brown, whitish ventrally; one collar-like whitish bar across the head behind the mouth and another at level of gill opening and dorsal fin origin.

Size: attains 20 cm.

Habitat: sandy bottoms.

Depth: 5-30 m.

Galapagos Islands.



Attributes
Abundance: Common.
Cites: Not listed.
Climate Zone: Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo).
Depth Range Max: 30 m.
Depth Range Min: 5 m.
Diet: mobile benthic worms; mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs); mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves; octopus/squid/cuttlefish.
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=2; Southern limit=-2; Western limit=-93; Eastern limit=-90; Latitudinal range=4; Longitudinal range=3.
Egg Type: Pelagic; Pelagic larva.
Feeding Group: Carnivore.
FishBase Habitat: Demersal.
Global Endemism: Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic; East Pacific endemic; All species.
Habitat: Sand & gravel; Soft bottom only; Soft bottom (mud, sand,gravel, beach, estuary & mangrove).
Inshore Offshore: Inshore; Inshore Only.
IUCN Red List: Not evaluated / Listed.
Length Max: 20 cm.
Regional Endemism: Island (s); Island (s) only; TEP endemic; TEP oceanic island (s) endemic; Galapagos Islands endemic; All species.
Residency: Resident.
Salinity: Marine; Marine Only.
Water Column Position: Bottom; Bottom only;


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References
  • Lavenberg, R. J., 1988., Chlopsid eels of the eastern pacific with a new species and descriptions of larval forms., Bull. Mar. Sci., 42:253-264.
  • Myers , G.S. and Wade, C.B., 1941., Four new genera and ten new species of eels from the Pacific coast of tropical America., Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions, 9(4):65-111.

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Chlopsis bicollaris (Myers & Wade , 1941)

Bicolor false moray Upload your photos  and  videos
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Chlopsidae (False morays)
Etymology: Chlopsis: Greek, chloea = green + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on authors: Myers & Wade .

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Marine; demersal.   Tropical

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Southeast Pacific: endemic to Galapagos Islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11482 )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Rare. The sixteen individuals which have been collected were captured by dipnets at the surface under electric lights (Ref. 28023 ).

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Allen, G.R. and D.R. Robertson , 1994. Fishes of the tropical eastern Pacific. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. 332 p. (Ref. 11482 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Near Threatened (NT)  ; Date assessed: 21 May 2007

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

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5002   [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   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  . Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .

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