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Pythonichthys sanguineus  Poey, 1868

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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) > Heterenchelyidae (Mud eels)
Etymology: Pythonichthys: Greek, python = the huge serpent or monster slain near Delphi by Apollo in the Greek mithology (1590) Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Poey.

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 37 m (Ref. 13608).   Tropical

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Western Central Atlantic: off Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Suriname.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 41.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13608)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body nearly cylindrical; anus situated forward of mid-body; eye extremely small, embedded, merely a tiny dot, equidistant between tip of snout and corner of mouth; anterior nostril near tip of snout, posterior nostril immediately in front of eye (Ref. 13608).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A benthic species found on reefs or rocky areas (Ref. 26340).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Uyeno, T., K. Matsuura and E. Fujii (eds.), 1983. Fishes trawled off Suriname and French Guiana. Japan Marine Fishery Resource Research Center, Tokyo, Japan. 519 p. (Ref. 13608)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5664   [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):  3.7   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .