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Chlopsis kazuko  Lavenberg, 1988

Mexican false moray
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Chlopsidae (False morays)
Etymology: Chlopsis: Greek, chloea = green + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335);  kazuko: Named in honor of Kazuko Nakamura in recognition of her faithful and dedicated service to the LACM section of fishes by single-handedly archiving the Giles W. Mead ichthyological library (Ref. 40870).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 50 - 100 m (Ref. 96339).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California. Mexico southward to Costa Rica (Ref. 97056).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40870)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 123 - 126. Head and body pigment uniformly distributed and sharply demarcated, heavily pigmented dorsally and unpigmented ventrally; dorsal fin origin over or in front of gill opening (Ref. 40870).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Lavenberg, R.J., 1988. Chlopsid eels of the eastern Pacific with a new species and descriptions of larval forms. Bull. Mar. Sci. 42(2):253-264. (Ref. 40870)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [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), 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) .