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Pylorobranchus hoi  McCosker, Loh, Lin & Chen, 2012

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae (Snake eels) > Myrophinae
Etymology: Pylorobranchus: From the Greek pylorus (gatekeeper) and branchos (gill), neuter, in reference to the lappet-like structure located before the gill opening.;  hoi: Named for Hsuan-Ching Ho, who has studied the eels and many other fishes of Taiwan.

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

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 300 m (Ref. 92848).   Subtropical

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Northwest Pacific: Taiwan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 56.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92848); 67.6 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 0.00 g

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 182 - 183. This moderately elongate myrophin is distinguished by the following characters: tail 52%-59% of TL; dorsal fin arising in anterior trunk region; median fins elevated; pectoral fin rounded, developed, twice eye diameter; gill opening preceded anteromedially by a small lappet-like fleshy protuberance; rear margin of orbit above rictus; cephalic pores developed, SO 1+3, IO 4+2, POM 6+3, and ST 3 present; teeth conical, developed, uniserial in jaws and vomer; coloration brown, median fins white, anal-fin membrane black posteriorly; vertebral formula 30.3/62.7/182.3, total vertebrae 182 or 183 (Ref. 92848).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from sand and rocky bottom (Ref. 92848).

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

McCosker, J.E., K.-H. Loh, J. Lin and H.-M. Chen, 2012. Pylorobranchus hoi, a new genus and species of Myrophine worm-eel from Taiwan (Anguilliformes: Ophichtidae). Zool. Stud. 52(1) (Ref. 92848)

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 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00076 (0.00029 - 0.00200), b=3.06 (2.83 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.3   ±0.8 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) .