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Kenyaconger heemstrai  Smith & Karmovskaya, 2003

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Congridae (Conger and garden eels) > Bathymyrinae
Etymology: Kenyaconger: Named for the east African nation of Kenya, off whose coastthe type species was collected.;  heemstrai: Named for Philip C. Heemstra who collected and preserved the holotype while on board the 'Fridjof Nansen'; in recognition of his many contributions to our knowledge of the fishes of the western Indian Ocean (Ref. 50529).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 275 - 275 m (Ref. 50529).   Deep-water

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 50529)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 139. The species has the following characters: snout short, bluntly rounded; posterior nostril opening ventrally from a tube on upper lip behind labial flange; maxillary and mandibular teeth biserial anteriorly, uniserial posteriorly, compressed and incisor-like, closely appressed (Ref. 50529).

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Western Indian Ocean: off Kenya.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.

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Smith, D.G. and E.S. Karmovskaya, 2003. A new genus and two new species of congrid eels (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Congridae) from the Indo-West Pacific, with a redescription and osteology of Chiloconger dentatus. Zootaxa 343:1-19. (Ref. 50529)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

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=0.00110 (0.00042 - 0.00285), b=3.07 (2.84 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.