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Congrogadus spinifer  (Borodin, 1933)

Spiny 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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Indian Ocean: northwestern Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3132)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 61-65; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 52 - 55; Vertebrae: 67 - 70. Opercle with an ocellated spot. Gill membranes fused with the isthmus. Usually 6 pores in preopercular canal; no posterior otic sensory canal pore; posterior interorbital pore usually absent. A pale bar below eye; a pale stripe from posterodorsal region of eye to anterior of lateral line; pale median stripe from tip of snout to origin of dorsal fin. Spots arranged in 3-5 irregular rows.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coarse sand bottoms with weed and sponge. The species has been taken by trawl in 4 to 8 m from Exmouth Gulf and at 60 m in the Arafura Sea.

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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=0.00389 (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):  3.6   ±0.58 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .