WoRMS taxon details

Encheliophis homei (Richardson, 1846)

217827  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:217827)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description This pearlfish inhabits the coelom and respiratory trees of some holothurians, especially @Stichopus chloronotus@ and...  
Description This pearlfish inhabits the coelom and respiratory trees of some holothurians, especially @Stichopus chloronotus@ and @Holothuria argus@. It is apparently in competition with @Jordanicus gracilis@ for its preferred host @H. argus@. Although most occur singly, there is a tendency towards sexual pairing inside the host. Stomach contents which include amphipod, shrimp and fish indicate non-parasitic, foraging habits (Ref. 6395). [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2023). FishBase. Encheliophis homei (Richardson, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=217827 on 2023-02-08
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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original description  (of Oxybelus brandesii Bleeker, 1851) Bleeker, P. (1851). Oxybelus brandesii Blkr, eene nieuwe soort van Ophidini van Banda neira. <em>Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië.</em> v. 1 (no. 3): 276-278, 1 pl. (figs. 1-3). [details]   

basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2021). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (08/2021)., available online at https://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
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From other sources
Description This pearlfish inhabits the coelom and respiratory trees of some holothurians, especially @Stichopus chloronotus@ and @Holothuria argus@. It is apparently in competition with @Jordanicus gracilis@ for its preferred host @H. argus@. Although most occur singly, there is a tendency towards sexual pairing inside the host. Stomach contents which include amphipod, shrimp and fish indicate non-parasitic, foraging habits (Ref. 6395). [details]
LanguageName 
English silver pearlfish  [details]
Japanese テナガカクレウオ  [details]
To NMNH Extant Collection (Carapus homei USNM 374346 photograph lateral view)
To NMNH Extant Coll...
[hosted externally; from synonym]

To NMNH Extant Collection (Carapus homei USNM 374346 photograph lateral view)
To NMNH Extant Coll...
[hosted externally; from synonym]

To NMNH Extant Collection (Encheliophis homei FIN027584 Slide 120 mm)
To NMNH Extant Coll...
[hosted externally]

To NMNH Extant Collection (Encheliophis homei FIN027584B Slide 120 mm)
To NMNH Extant Coll...
[hosted externally]