Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Congridae
(Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
Etymology: Conger: Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86689)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 148 - 152. This species is characterized with its tail much longer than head and trunk, distance from tip of snout to anus 2.9-3.1 in TL; posterior nostril close to edge of orbit; dorsal fin origin over basal half of pectoral fins; a single row of conical teeth at side of jaws, compressed fore and aft, close-set, forming a shearing edge; colour brownish gray with a black band between upper lip and eye (absent in juveniles less than about 20cm long); median fins with distinct black margin; pectoral fins often with a large blackish area; dark gray to black bars are seen at night (Ref. 86689).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii and Johnston islands only.
Randall, J.E., 2007. Reef and shore fishes of the Hawaiian Islands. Sea Grant College Program, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu. Reef and shore fishes of the Hawaiian Islands. : i-xivb + 1-546. (Ref. 86689)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00068 (0.00030 - 0.00153), b=3.16 (2.96 - 3.36), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 0.0 ±0.0 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .