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Myroconger nigrodentatus  Castle & Béarez, 1995

Orange eel
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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) > Myrocongridae (Atlantic red eels)
Etymology: Myroconger: Greek, myros, -ou = male of morey eel + Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335);  nigrodentatus: Specific name refers to the internal dark pigment of the jaw and intermaxillary teeth.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 50 - 250 m (Ref. 57763).   Tropical

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 36.6 cm TL (female)

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 298; Anal soft rays: 213; Vertebrae: 123. body rather robust, relatively short snout, teeth on intermaxillary, maxilla and dentary prominent and sharp, many with dark brown to black internal pigment; a single row of small teeth on vomer; a moderately large, almost horizontal slit-like branchial aperture; precaudal vertebrae 50.

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Eastern Pacific.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Castle, P.H.J. and P. Béarez, 1995. Two new species of Myroconger (Anguilliformes, Myrocongridae) from the Pacific Ocean. Cybium 19(3):211-222.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [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 BS (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 (27 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.