Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Congridae
(Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
Etymology: Bathycongrus: Greek, bathys = deep + Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 101 - 503 m (Ref. 37039). Deep-water, preferred ?
Western Central Atlantic: eastern Gulf of Mexico to the mouth of the Amazon River, including the Bahamas and the West Indies.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 46.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37039)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 168 - 176. The only western Atlantic species with 33-38 lateral line pores (Ref. 40828). This species shows a wide range of variation and anomaly in the number and arrangement of head pores (Ref. 40828).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
McEachran, J.D. and J.D. Fechhelm, 1998. Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Volume 1: Myxiniformes to Gasterosteiformes. University of Texas Press, Austin. 1112p. (Ref. 37039)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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) .