Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Chlopsidae
Etymology: Kaupichthys: Because of Johann Jakob Kaup, 1827; author of "Zoologische Monographien", ichthyologist + Greek, ichthys = fish.
More on author: Schultz.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 6 - 45 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical; 12°N - 18°S
Indo-Pacific: Rowley Shoals, Western Australia east to Samoa, north to Philippines (Ref 90102).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37816)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Occurs in seaward and lagoon reefs to a depth of at least 43 m in areas of mixed coral and sand. Also found in reef crevices in about 6-45 m (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 26.6 - 29, mean 28 °C (based on 264 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 101 [54, 197] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.544 [0.260, 0.996] mg/100g ; Protein = 19.1 [16.9, 21.5] % ; Omega3 = 0.165 [0.072, 0.442] g/100g ; Selenium = 26.7 [12.4, 55.8] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 277 [66, 1,018] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.59 [1.02, 2.42] mg/100g (wet weight);