Muraenichthys schultzei  Bleeker, 1857

Maimed snake eel
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae (Snake eels) > Myrophinae
Etymology: Muraenichthys: Latin,muraena = morey eel + Greek, ichtys = fish (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Bleeker.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 13 m (Ref. 1602).   Tropical; 30°N - 15°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1602); common length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30573)

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Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 0.

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea (Ref. 33390) and East Africa to Samoa, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Australia; Caroline and Marshall islands in Micronesia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in reef flats and lagoons to at least 13 m. Burrows in soft bottoms (Ref. 30573). Benthic (Ref. 58302). Caught in bags or nets, or by digging (Ref. 30573). Used as shark bait (Ref. 30573).

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

Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; bait: usually
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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=0.00076 (0.00028 - 0.00202), b=3.06 (2.83 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-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 vulnerability (13 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.