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Encheliophis chardewalli  Parmentier, 2004

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Carapidae (Pearlfishes) > Carapinae
Etymology: Encheliophis: Greek, enchelys, = eel + Greek, ophis = serpent (Ref. 45335);  chardewalli: From the combination of the names of Dr. Chardon M. and Dr. Vandewalle P. of the University of Liège (Belgium), in recognition of their scientific accomplishments in ichthyology (Ref. 51068).

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Marine; demersal.   Tropical

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Eastern Central Pacific: Moorea, French Polynesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51068)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 107. Lacks pelvic and caudal fins; pectoral fin not externally visible and made of two small bones; compared to Encheliophis vermicularis, this species has fewer, larger teeth on the dentary (14 versus more than 20) and has 7 branchiostegal rays (versus 6) (Ref. 51068).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The holotype was found in the coelomic cavity of the holothuroid Actinopyga mauritania caught at a depth of 1 m in a lagoon (Ref. 51068).

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Parmentier, E., 2004. Encheliophis chardewalli: a new species of Carapidae (Ophidiiformes) from French Polynesia, with a redescription of Encheliophis vermicularis. Copeia 2004(1):62-67. (Ref. 51068)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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):  PD50 = 0.5078   [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):  3.2   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .