Gorgasia galzini  Castle & Randall, 1999

Speckled garden-eel
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Congridae (Conger and garden eels) > Heterocongrinae
Etymology: Gorgasia: From Greek mithology, Gorgas, -ados = the Gorgone´s head (Ref. 45335);  galzini: Named for René Galzin..   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 35 - 53 m (Ref. 33408).   Tropical

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 37 - ? cm
Max length : 53.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33408); common length : 33.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33408)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Vertebrae: 178 - 188. Slender species with 38-44 preanal pores, dorsal fin origin over middle of pectoral fin, and body color of minute, closely packed, dark spots that are more prominent above lateral line, widely spaced dark spots along edge of dorsal fin, white postorbital patches, a silver iris prominently edged with black, and dark peritoneal pigment ventrally on abdomen.

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Pacific Ocean: Guam and Australia to the Society Islands (French Polynesia).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

In dense colonies of about 6 individuals per square meter. Feeds on zooplankton (Ref. 33408). Diet mainly composed of calanoid copepods, gelatinous plankton, invertebrate pelagic eggs, siphonophores, decapod larvae, fish eggs, particles of organic matter and larvaceans. (Ref. 33447).

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Castle, P.H.J. and J.E. Randall, 1999. Revision of Indo-Pacific garden eels (Congridae: Heterocongrinae), with descriptions of five new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (30):52 p. (Ref. 33408)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.3 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .