Diploconger polystigmatus  Kotthaus, 1968

Headband conger
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Congridae (Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
Etymology: Diploconger: Greek, diploos = twice + Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 37 - 215 m (Ref. 54804).   Tropical; 29°N - 23°S, 32°E - 166°E

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

The lateral line pores are in a double row and the dorsal-fin origin is back from vertical above pectoral-fin base. The median fins have dusky margins and the caudal fin ends in a black tip. The head has dark banding, especially over the top between the eyes (Ref. 48635).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Indian Ocean: Somalia. Eastern Indian Ocean: a new record for northwestern Australia, Indonesia. Western Central Pacific: New Caledonia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A benthic species (Ref. 75154) found on the continental shelf (Ref. 48635, 75154). Generally known from trawl over muddy substrates (Ref. 48635). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

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 = 1.0000   [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):  3.7   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.