Bascanichthys gaira, Colombian sand eel

Bascanichthys gaira Moreno, Acero P. & Grijalba-Bendeck, 2016

Colombian sand 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: Bascanichthys: Greek, baskanos, -os, -on = evil eye + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  gaira: Named for its type locality, Bahía de Gaira, Colombia, southern Caribbean.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical

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Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean, Colombia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 47.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116651)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species isi distinguished by the following characters: elongate, markedly bicolored, dark brown dorsally and light brown almost cream ventrally, head and snout are dark, fins pale without marks, sex unrecognized; proportions as % of TL: head 4.6-5.3, trunk 47.9-51.7, tail 43.8-47.9; depth (at gill opening) 1.2-1.5; depth (at anus) 1-1.1; predorsal length 2.1-2.4; snout 12.4-12.7; eye 4.1-5.5; interorbital width 6.9-9.7; pectoral-fin length 6.4-7.0 mm; pores SO 1 + 3, IO 4 + 2, POM 4 + 2, STC 3; pectoral fin minute, its base corresponding to 12.3-24.7% of gill-opening length; uniserial mandibular teeth (Ref. 116651).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

Moreno, F., A.P. Acero and M. Grijalba-Bendeck, 2016. A new species of sand eel genus Bascanichthys (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) from the Caribbean. Bol. Invest. Mar. Cost. 45(1):7-14. (Ref. 116651)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±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 (25 of 100) .