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Myroconger prolixus  Castle & Béarez, 1995

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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 Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 260 - 280 m (Ref. 26785).   Deep-water

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.3 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 398; Anal 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.

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Western Pacific: off New Caledonia, Kaiyo Maru Seamount.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Unique female specimen, with ova, trawled at the Kaiyo Maru Seamount, off New Caledonia (Ref. 26785).

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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. (Ref. 26785)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on 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 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):   Unknown.