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Congresox talabonoides  (Bleeker, 1853)

Indian pike conger
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Viet Nam country information

Common names: Cá L?t
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: scarce (very unlikely) | Ref: Nguyen, H.P. and N.T. Nguyen, 1994
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Known from the Gulf of Tonkin (Ref. 9706).
National Checklist:
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/vm.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Nguyen, H.P. and N.T. Nguyen, 1994
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Muraenesocidae (Pike congers)
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 250 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7238); common length : 180 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7238)

Length at first maturity
Lm ?, range 122 - 125 cm

Environment

Marine; brackish; bathydemersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 800 - 875 m (Ref. 44037)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 26°N - 8°S, 33°E - 127°E

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: From the Red Sea to Java and Sulawesi (Ref. 9830) north to the Philippines, Hong Kong and Taiwan (7238).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Vertebrae: 132 - 135. Body robust and eel-shaped; mouth very large, with gape reaching well beyond eye; dorsal fin inserted before gill-openings, 57-68 fin-rays before level of vent; pectoral fins relatively small, about 4 times in head length; lateral line pores before level of anus 41 or 42 (Ref. 4832).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in coastal waters and estuaries, on soft bottom (Ref. 30573). Feeds at night, on bottom fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 30573). Marketed mainly fresh. Caught also by bag (dol) net.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.7500 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
4.3   ±0.75 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Fec=310,000-920,000)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
High to very high vulnerability (74 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown