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Conger wilsoni  (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Cape conger
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Australia country information

Common names: Conger eel, Common conger, Common conger-eel
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
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Aquaculture: | Ref:
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Occurs in Qld., New South Wales and Western Australia (Ref. 7300); also Lord Howe and Norfolk islands. (Ref. 8879). Also Ref. 33390.
National Checklist:
Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority: https://www.csiro.au/
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Hoese, D.F., D.J. Bray, J.R. Paxton and G.R. Allen, 2006
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Congridae (Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
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Issue
Nomen dubium in Muraenidae according to Böhlke & Smith 2002:155.

Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 150 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5323)

Environment

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range ? - 30 m (Ref. 5323)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution

Western Indian Ocean: southern Mozambique to the Cape of Good Hope; also Maldives. Western Pacific: Australia, Lord Howe Island, and New Zealand. Possibly occurring in Japan.
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Short description

Vertebrae: 140 - 142. Brownish grey dorsally, creamy white ventrally. Wide dusky margin on median fins.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal waters and estuaries. Demersal on rocky reefs (Ref. 9563). Flesh highly esteemed.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 5323)



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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.5   ±0.6 se; Based on diet studies.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Very high vulnerability (76 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium