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Bassanago nielseni  (Karmovskaya, 1990)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Congridae (Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
Etymology: nielseni: Named in honor of Jorgen Nielsen, famous specialist of deep-sea fishes.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 160 - 340 m (Ref. 41744).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Southeast Pacific: central and southern part of the Nazca Ridge.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 46.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41744)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 272-324; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 198 - 217; Vertebrae: 151 - 153. Median fins with dark margins; dorsal fin origin above the upper base of the pectoral or slightly anterior; anal fin origin at a point 1.3-1.5 times HL from the gill aperture; lateral line system: supraorbital 3, infraorbital 5, preopercular-mandibular 9, occipital commissure 3 (Ref. 41744).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Karmovskaya, E.S., 1990. New species of conger eels from southeastern Pacific Seamounts. J. Ichthyol. 30(7):1-10. (Ref. 41744)

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 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00060 (0.00028 - 0.00129), b=3.20 (3.01 - 3.39), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .