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Bathycongrus unimaculatus  Karmovskaya, 2009

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Congridae (Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
Etymology: Bathycongrus: Greek, bathys = deep + Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335);  unimaculatus: macula (spît) (Ref. 80682).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic, usually 430 - 450 m (Ref. 80682).   Tropical; 22°S - 23°S, 167°E - 168°E

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New Caledonia, southern Loyalty Basin (Ref. 80682).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80682)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

A moderately elongated, small congrid eel of the genus Bathycongrus with a tapering tail, obtuse conical multiserial vomerine teeth of approximately the same size and a dark long spot on the posterior part of the anal fin. The snout is short, slightly longer than the eye diameter. The dorsal fin origin is under the end of the pectoral fins. Vert. 137, precaudal vertebrae 40. Lateral line pores in front of the anal opening 30 (Ref. 80682).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Karmovskaya, E.S., 2009. New records of congrid eels of the genus Bathycongrus (Congridae) in the West Central Tropical part of the Pacific Ocean, with a description of three new species. J. Ichthyol. 49(2):139-153. (Ref. 80682)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00062 (0.00029 - 0.00130), b=3.19 (3.00 - 3.38), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .