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Scytalichthys miurus  (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Short-tailed viper-eel
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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: Scytalichthys: Greek, skytale, -es = branch; cylindrical piece of wood used by Spartan army, with a paper tied around it containing orders or comunnications from the courts. It is also a kind of fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 85 m (Ref. 9328).   Tropical; 24°N - 1°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 68.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9328)

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

Eastern Pacific: Mexico and the Galapagos Islands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sandy bottoms up to a depth of 85 m.

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

McCosker, J.E. and R.H. Rosenblatt, 1995. Ophichthidae. Tiesos, serpentones. p. 1326-1341. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para Identification de Especies para lo Fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. 3 Vols. FAO, Rome.

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=0.00129 (0.00052 - 0.00322), b=2.94 (2.72 - 3.16), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±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 vulnerability (36 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.