Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes
(Cusk eels) > Carapidae
(Pearlfishes) > Carapinae
Etymology: Encheliophis: Greek, enchelys, = eel + Greek, ophis = serpent (Ref. 45335); chardewalli: From the combination of the names of Dr. Chardon M. and Dr. Vandewalle P. of the University of Liège (Belgium), in recognition of their scientific accomplishments in ichthyology (Ref. 51068).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Central Pacific: Moorea, French Polynesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51068)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 107. Lacks pelvic and caudal fins; pectoral fin not externally visible and made of two small bones; compared to Encheliophis vermicularis, this species has fewer, larger teeth on the dentary (14 versus more than 20) and has 7 branchiostegal rays (versus 6) (Ref. 51068).
The holotype was found in the coelomic cavity of the holothuroid Actinopyga mauritania caught at a depth of 1 m in a lagoon (Ref. 51068).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Parmentier, E., 2004. Encheliophis chardewalli: a new species of Carapidae (Ophidiiformes) from French Polynesia, with a redescription of Encheliophis vermicularis. Copeia 2004(1):62-67. (Ref. 51068)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [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
): 3.2 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .