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Japonoconger caribbeus  Smith & Kanazawa, 1977

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Congridae (Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
Etymology: Japonoconger: Composed from Japan + Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335);  caribbeus: Named for the Caribbean Sea, the only place the species has been collected (Ref. 40828).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 329 - 576 m (Ref. 40828).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean coast of Colombia and Venezuela.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40789)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 160 - 166. Similar to Japonoconger sivicolus but with more head pores. Basic pattern of supratemporal pore seems to be a median pore flanked on each side by a pore midway to the lateral line and another pore immediately above the first lateral-line pore. Anomalies common, but no specimen less than four. Some specimens with one or two postorbital pores; Supratemporal pores show considerable variation, but no specimen has fewer than six.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Smith, D.G., 1994. Catalog of type specimens of recent fishes in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 6: Anguilliformes, Saccopharyngiformes, and Notacanthiformes (Teleostei: Elopomorpha). Smithson. Contrib. 566:50 p. (Ref. 40789)

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 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00060 (0.00028 - 0.00129), b=3.20 (3.01 - 3.39), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±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):  Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100) .