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Callechelys lutea  Snyder, 1904

Yellow-spotted snake eel
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae (Snake eels) > Ophichthinae
Etymology: Callechelys: Greek, kalos, kallos = beautiful + Greek, enchelys, -yos = eel (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 4 - 24 m (Ref. 58302).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 104 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27478)

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Pacific Ocean: known only from the Hawaiian Islands, Midway Island and French Frigate Shoals.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthic (Ref. 58302). Adults of most Callechelys spend most of their lives within the sediment and do not form permanent burrows. This species is exceptional and has on rare occasions been dip-netted beneath lights at the sea surface at night and has been seen encountered with its head protruding from the sand by divers at various Hawaiian locations (Ref. 27478).

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

McCosker, J.E., 1998. A revision of the snake-eel genus Callechelys (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) with the description of two new Indo-Pacific species and a new Callechelyin genus. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 50(7):185-215.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00129 (0.00051 - 0.00326), b=2.94 (2.73 - 3.15), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (48 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.