Apterichtus klazingai  (Weber, 1913)

Sharpsnout snake eel
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae (Snake eels) > Ophichthinae
Etymology: Apterichtus: Greek, apteros = without wings / (in this cases, fins) + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 10 - 25 m (Ref. 30874).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 0. Light tan with fine brown spots on head and throat (Ref. 3972). Lacks fins altogether (Ref. 1602).

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Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to the Marshall Islands (Ref. 2334). Reported from the Hawaiian Islands (Ref. 58302).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthic (Ref. 58302). Forms congregations in confined sandy areas of sandy bottoms (Ref. 30874) where it buries itself using its pointed snout or its bony, sharp tail. May feed on small fishes, crabs, and prawns (Ref. 30874).

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

Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

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 = 0.5001   [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), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.67 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.