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Yirrkala moorei  McCosker, 2006

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Ophichthidae (Snake eels) > Ophichthinae
Etymology: Yirrkala: Aboriginal township in Gove peninsula, Arnhem, Land northern Territories in Australia;  moorei: Named for Gordon E. Moore..   More on author: McCosker.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 25 - 454 m (Ref. 56883).   Tropical

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Western Central Pacific: Marquesas and American Samoa.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 43.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56883)

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Vertebrae: 162 - 173. Diagnosis: Color pale, overlain with a broad longitudinal brown stripe above the lateral midline. Head 6.3-6.9% of total length (TL); tail 48-52% of TL. Dorsal fin in advance of the gill openings. Eye above middle of upper jaw. Teeth conical, minute, uniserial on jaws and vomer. Total vertebrae 162-173 with mean vertebrae formula 4-77.5-167 (Ref. 56883).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum length (434 mm) given was for an immature male.

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McCosker, J.E., 2006. A new species of sand eel, Yirrkala moorei (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae), from the South Pacific. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 57(10):373-377. (Ref. 56883)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00151 (0.00061 - 0.00373), 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. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .