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); prolixus: From the Latin prolixus, "long bodied".
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 260 - 280 m (Ref. 26785). Deep-water
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.3 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 239;
Vertebrae: 147. very slender body, relatively long snout, very slender neurocranium, prominent and sharp teeth, especially those on intermaxillary and inner row of maxilla and dentary; precaudal vertebrae 71.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: off New Caledonia, Kaiyo Maru Seamount.
Unique female specimen, with ova, trawled at the Kaiyo Maru Seamount, off New Caledonia (Ref. 26785).
Castle, P.H.J. and P. Béarez, 1995. Two new species of Myroconger (Anguilliformes, Myrocongridae) from the Pacific Ocean. Cybium 19(3):211-222. (Ref. 26785)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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 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) .