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Congrogadus amplimaculatus  (Winterbottom, 1980)

Largespot eel blenny
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks) > Congrogadinae
Etymology: Congrogadus: Latin, conger = conger + Latin, gadus = a fish, perhaps cod (Ref. 45335);  amplimaculatus: Name from the Latin 'amplus' (= large in size) and 'maculatus' (= spotted or full of spots) referring to the large number of large pale spots on the body; should be treated as a noun in apposition (Ref. 675).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?; 16°S - 18°S

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Western Pacific: presently known only from the southern portion of the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 675)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 62-64; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 52 - 54; Vertebrae: 66 - 69. Opercle with a dark ocellated spot. Gill membranes fused to the isthmus. Posterior otic sensory canal pore absent. Preopercular canal usually with 7 pores. Large spots arranged in three rows where dorsalmost and ventralmost rows extending distally on bases of dorsal and anal fin bases.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds mainly on crustaceans. Collected from areas with substrates of sponges, sand, a little mud and few large shell fragments. Eggs with cruciform hooks on the surface.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Winterbottom, R., 1985. Revision and vicariance biogeography of the subfamily Congrogadidae (Pisces: Perciformes: Pseudochromidae). Indo-Pac. Fish. (9):34 p. (Ref. 531)

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 = 0.5156   [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), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .