Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Colocongridae
Etymology: Coloconger: Greek, kolos = short, truncated + Latin conger = conger (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 412 - 970 m (Ref. 86942). Deep-water, preferred ?
Indo-Pacific: southern Mozambique and Natal, South Africa, but probably much more widespread, also South China Sea and east Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 51.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5323)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Inhabits deep waters (Ref. 5213).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Castle, P.H.J., 1986. Congridae. p. 161-165. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 5323)
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
= 0.5098 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00093 (0.00035 - 0.00247), b=3.13 (2.90 - 3.36), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .