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Ichthyapus insularis  McCosker, 2004

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae (Snake eels) > Ophichthinae
Etymology: Ichthyapus: Greek, ichthys = fish + Greek, a = without + Greek, pous = feet;  insularis: From the Latin word insularis, of an island, referring to its apparent endemic location..   More on author: McCosker.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 76875).   Tropical

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Southeast Atlantic: known only from Acension Is.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 42.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76875)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 121 - 126. An elongate finless species of sphagebranchin (sensu McCosker 1977)ophichthine with: tail 57-60% and head 9- 11% of total length; 4 preopercular pores and 5 pores in supratemporal canal; teeth conical, uniserial on jaws and vomer; body mostly colorless in preservative; and mean vertebral formula -45-123.5, total vertebrae 121-126.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected among rocks and sand.

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

McCosker, J.E., 2004. A new species of finless snake eel (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) from Ascension Island, with comments on Ichthyapus acutirostris. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 55(7):169-173. (Ref. 76875)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00151 (0.00061 - 0.00373), 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):  3.7   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .