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Gnathophis asanoi  Karmovskaya, 2004

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Congridae (Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
Etymology: Gnathophis: Greek, gnathos = jaw + Greek, ophis = serpent (Ref. 45335);  asanoi: Named for Hirotoshi Asano, for his contribution to the study of congrid eels of Japan.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 280 - 440 m (Ref. 54804).   Deep-water

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Western Pacific: Philippines.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54804)

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 239; Anal soft rays: 159; Vertebrae: 139 - 140. Diagnosis: Fins are light; ray bases are dark. Canal of second lateral line pore elevated, while pores above the pectoral fin are not. Vertebrae 139-140; trunk vertebrae 41-42. Lateral line pores to anus 34-35. Supraorbital canal 6; suborbital canal 7; preoperculomandibular canal 10; occipital commissure 3. Swim bladder do not reach the anus. Gastrointestinal tract light (Ref. 54804).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Karmovskaya, E.S., 2004. Benthopelagic bathyal conger eels of families Congridae and Nettastomatidae from the Western Tropical Pacific, with descriptions of ten new species. J. Ichthyol. 44(1):S1-S32. (Ref. 54804)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

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=0.00063 (0.00028 - 0.00142), b=3.18 (2.99 - 3.37), in cm Total Length, 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):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .