Coloconger raniceps  Alcock, 1889

Froghead eel
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Colocongridae (Short-tail eels)
Etymology: Coloconger: Greek, kolos = short, truncated + Latin conger = conger (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Alcock.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 300 - 1134 m (Ref. 559).   Deep-water

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)

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Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Madagascar to the western Pacific, north to southern Japan.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Fricke, R., 1999. Fishes of the Mascarene Islands (Réunion, Mauritius, Rodriguez): an annotated checklist, with descriptions of new species. Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein, Theses Zoologicae, Vol. 31:759 p. (Ref. 33390)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

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 = 0.5098   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00093 (0.00036 - 0.00243), b=3.13 (2.91 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)Family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.