Diaphenchelys pelonates  McCosker Randall, 2007,,

Mud-dwelling moray
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Muraenidae (Moray eels) > Muraeninae
Etymology: pelonates: Name from Greek 'pelos' for mud and 'nates' for dweller, refers to its mud-dwelling habit; noun in apposition.   More on author: McCosker, Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 15 - 32 m (Ref. 75775).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 46.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75775)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 155. This species is small, elongate, slender, brown moray has white spots and vermiculations on the head behind the rictus and extends into the anterior trunk; pale margins posteriorly on fins; anus before midbody; length of preanal 2.5-2.6 in TL; gill opening depth 33-35 in TL; head 10-11 in TL; short snout, rear margin of orbit above middle or eye; jaws moderately long, not recurved; conical teeth, some needle-like; biserial maxillary teeth, those on outer row smaller and closely spaced; mostly uniserial mandibular teeth, outer row smaller and closely spaced; MVF 6/56/154 (Ref,. 75775).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Pacific: Indonesia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on mud bottom with scattered rocks in 15-32 m (Ref. 90102).

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McCosker, J.E. and J.E. Randall, 2007. A new genus and species of mud-dwelling moray eel (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from Indonesia. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 58(22):469-476.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00110 (0.00053 - 0.00229), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), 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):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .