Rice-paddy eel (Pisodonophis boro)

The rice-paddy eel (Pisodonophis boro; also known commonly as the Bengal's snake-eel, the estuary snake eel, or the snake eel) is an eel in the family Ophichthidae (worm-snake eels). It was described by Francis Buchanan-Hamilton in 1822, originally in the genus Ophisurus. It is a tropical, marine eel which is known from the Indo-West Pacific, including Somalia, Tanzania, South Africa, southern India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Polynesia, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Madagascar, the Philippines, Malaysia, Mozambique, Seychelles, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, and southern Yemen. It is an anadromous species and spawns in freshwater, often in rice paddies during the rainy season, earning it its common name. It also spends time in lagoons, estuaries and coastal rivers, in which it lives in burrows in the river bottom and bank. Males can reach a maximum total length (TL) of 100 centimetres, but more commonly reach a TL of 70 cm. The rice-paddy eel is of minor commercial interest to fisheries; it is caught in bag nets and marketed fresh. Its diet consists of bony fish and crabs such as Uca annulipes; as a nocturnal creature it forages actively during the night. Due to its widespread, albeit thinly populated distribution, and lack of major threats, the IUCN redlist currently lists the rice-paddy eel as Least Concern. It notes, however, that the species is subject to agricultural pollution.

Persebaran spesies

Indo-West Pacific: Somalia (Ref. 30573) and Tanzania to Natal (South Africa), southern India and Sri Lanka. Also widespread elsewhere from the east Indian coast through Indonesia to Polynesia. 147812 0

Sebutan umum dalam berbagai bahasa

Sebutan Negara Bahasa
Strandmeer-slangpaling South Africa Afrikaans
Kharu Bangladesh Bengali
খারু Bangladesh Bengali
Hadař boro Czech
Bengal's snake-eel India English
Estuary snake eel Australia English
Estuary snake-eel South Africa English
Rice-paddy eel English
Rice-paddy eel India English
Rice-paddy eel Malaysia English
Snake eel Bangladesh English
Snake eel Hong Kong English
Snake-eel Malaysia English
Muda-nürihammasangerjas Estonia Estonian
Serpenton des rizières French
Tonang Indonesia Javanese
Bedong Malaysia Malay (individual language)
Belin Malaysia Malay (individual language)
Belin sawah Malaysia Malay (individual language)
Belut Malaysia Malay (individual language)
Tonang Indonesia Malay (individual language)
Malanjil India Malayalam
മലഞ്ഞില് India Malayalam
杂食豆齿鳗 China Mandarin Chinese
波路荳齒蛇鰻 Taiwan Mandarin Chinese
波路荳齿蛇鳗 China Mandarin Chinese
雜食豆齒鰻 China Mandarin Chinese
Boro Russia Russian
боро Russia Russian
Tieso de los arrozales Spanish
Ubod Philippines Surigaonon
Boro Philippines Tagalog
Cá Nhệch răng hạt Viet Nam Vietnamese


Froese R. & Pauly D. (eds) (2017). FishBase (version Feb 2017). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2017 Annual Checklist (Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds.). Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/annual-checklist/2017. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.

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