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Macrocephenchelys brevirostris  (Chen & Weng, 1967)

Rubbernose conger
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Congridae (Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
Etymology: Macrocephenchelys: Greek, makros = great + Greek,kephale = head + Greek, enchelys, -yos = eel (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 280 - 440 m (Ref. 54804).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Pacific: Taiwan to Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 36.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54804)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 256-300; Anal soft rays: 184 - 240; Vertebrae: 151 - 155. Diagnosis: The snout is blunt; length of pectoral fins 49-55% of head length. Origin of dorsal fin above the end of pectoral fin. Vertebrae 151-155; trunk vertebrae 38-41. Lateral line pores to anus 25-28. Dorsal fin rays 256-300; anal fin rays 184-240 (Ref. 54804).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Randall, J.E. and K.K.P. Lim (eds.), 2000. A checklist of the fishes of the South China Sea. Raffles Bull. Zool. Suppl. (8):569-667. (Ref. 36648)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00066 (0.00030 - 0.00147), b=3.16 (2.96 - 3.36), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.5 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 (32 of 100) .