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Ariosoma howensis  (McCulloch & Waite, 1916)

Lord Howe conger
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Congridae (Conger and garden eels) > Bathymyrinae
Etymology: Ariosoma: Greek, ari = very, strength, superiority + Greek, soma = body (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 60 - 600 m (Ref. 54804).   Deep-water

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Western Pacific: slope of NE Australia, Lord Howe Rise, New Caledonia, and SE part of South Fiji Basin.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 42.2 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 211-241; Anal soft rays: 161 - 178; Vertebrae: 151 - 161. Diagnosis: The head and body of this species is uniformly light, margins of unpaired fins dark. Dorsal fin originates in front of the base of pectoral fin, above the 4th-6th pore of lateral line. Vertebrae 151-161; trunk 77-82. Pores of lateral line to anus 53-59. Supraorbital canal 6, suborbital canal 8, preoperculomandibular canal 10, occipital commissure 3 (Ref. 54804).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Karmovskaya, E.S., 2004. Benthopelagic bathyal conger eels of families Congridae and Nettastomatidae from the Western Tropical Pacific, with descriptions of ten new species. J. Ichthyol. 44(1):S1-S32. (Ref. 54804)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00107 (0.00041 - 0.00279), b=3.07 (2.84 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.7 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 (39 of 100) .