Macrognathus fasciatus  Plamoottil & Abraham, 2014

Yellow banded spiny eel
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Synbranchiformes (Spiny eels) > Mastacembelidae (Spiny eels)
Etymology: Macrognathus: Greek, makros = great + Greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Manimala River in Kerala, India.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97143)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 65 - 67. Macrognathus fasciatus can be distinguished by the following characters: body dark brown; presence of distinct vertical bands on the body; presence of pre-orbital spine; spinous part of dorsal fin originating at vertical through the level of or slightly behind the end of pectoral fin; head length 14.8-16.5 % SL; head depth 36.8-41.8 % HL; eye diameter 3.7-4.8 % HL; inter orbital width 10.0-10.9 % HL; body width 7.5-8.3 % SL; pre-dorsal length 22.2-26.1 % SL; height of dorsal fin 2.2-2.9 % SL; height of anal fin 1.7-2.6 %SL; pre-anal length 53.0-59.4 % SL; and 65-67 soft rays on anal fin (Ref. 97143).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Plamoottil, M. and N.P. Abraham, 2014. Macrognathus albus (order: Synbranchiformes; family: Mastacembelidae), a new fish species from Kerala, India. Intl. J. Pure Appl. Zool. 2(2):100-105. (Ref. 97143)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

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=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 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):  Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .