Advertisement

You can sponsor this page

Ophichthus fowleri  (Jordan & Evermann, 1903)

Fowler's snake eel
Upload your photos and videos
Pictures | Google image
Image of Ophichthus fowleri (Fowler
No image available for this species;
drawing shows typical fish in this Family.

Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae (Snake eels) > Ophichthinae
Etymology: Ophichthus: Greek, ophis = serpent + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 155 m (Ref. 86689).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 92.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86689)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 151 - 156. This species is characterized by the following: Vertebrae 151-156; body depth at anus 26-34 in TL; snout to anus 1.7-1.8 in TL; HL 7.8-9.4 in TL; snout length 5.5-6 in HL; eye over middle of gape, 9.4-11.8 in HL; anterior nostril tubular, about 3/4 eye diameter; moderately large and recurved conical teeth in an ovate patch on intermaxilla, in 2 rows on maxilla, one row on lower jaw and vomer; dorsal fin origin over or slightly in front of gill opening; pectoral fins 4.8-4.9 in HL; body white with 16-20 dark bars dorsally, may cross body on tail, with dark brown spots that vary from a few dorsally to many over all of body, including within the less-pigmented dark bars; numerous close-set dark brown spots on head, faint or absent in pharyngeal region; elongate dark brown spots along margin of dorsal fin (Ref. 86689).

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

Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Specimens caught from a tidepool during the night, from 92 m depth and at 155 m (Ref. 86689).

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

Randall, J.E., 2007. Reef and shore fishes of the Hawaiian Islands. Sea Grant College Program, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu. Reef and shore fishes of the Hawaiian Islands. : i-xivb + 1-546.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

FAO(Publication : search) | FisheriesWiki |

More information

Countries
FAO areas
Ecosystems
Occurrences
Introductions
Stocks
Ecology
Diet
Food items
Food consumption
Ration
Common names
Synonyms
Metabolism
Predators
Ecotoxicology
Reproduction
Maturity
Spawning
Fecundity
Eggs
Egg development
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Length-frequencies
Morphometrics
Morphology
Larvae
Larval dynamics
Recruitment
Abundance
References
Aquaculture
Aquaculture profile
Strains
Genetics
Allele frequencies
Heritability
Diseases
Processing
Mass conversion
Collaborators
Pictures
Stamps, Coins
Sounds
Ciguatera
Speed
Swim. type
Gill area
Otoliths
Brains
Vision

Tools

Special reports

Download XML

Internet sources

BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | iSpecies | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  0.0   ±0.0 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 vulnerability (42 of 100) .