Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae
(Snake eels) > Ophichthinae
Etymology: Apterichtus: From the Greek ??????? (apteron), without fins, and ????? (ichtus, more correctly written ichthys;
masculine), fish.; succinus: Name from Latin for amber, referring to its coloration and the shape of the head and nape markings.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 25 m (Ref. 108477). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Central Pacific: Marquesas Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.5 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished by the following characters: elongated with tail 1.8, head
14.8, and body depth 69.8 in total length; the tip of lower jaw is between verticals through anterior margin of eye and mid-eye; pores on preopercular 4 and supratemporal 5; jaws with conical teeth, uniserial, a single vomerine tooth; colour of head and breast white, body yellowish brown with numerous small orange-brown spots mainly larger than eye on head and nape but a few spots smaller than a half of eye; VF 54-133 (Ref. 108477).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hibino, Y., J.E. McCosker and S. Kimura, 2016. A new species of Apterichtus (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) from the Marquesas Islands. Zootaxa 4117(1):146-150. (Ref. 108477)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00126 (0.00052 - 0.00302), b=2.91 (2.70 - 3.12), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .