Myroconger seychellensis  Karmovskaya, 2006

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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);  seychellensis: Named for its type locality, which is near Seychelles.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 200 m (Ref. 57750).   Deep-water

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 45.0 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 300; Anal soft rays: 163; Vertebrae: 130. Diagnosis: Robust body moderately elongated. Body canal with 4 anterior pores. Lower jaw slightly projecting beyond upper jaw. Anterior of the dorsal fin in front of the vertical of insertion of the pectoral fin. Teeth pointed, many-rowed, increased on the vomer and in the internal rows of the premaxilloethmoid and jaws. Vertebrae 130 including predorsal vertebrae 7, preanal 56, precaudal 68. Rays in the dorsal fin 300, anal fin 163. Pores in the lateral line 4 (Ref. 57750).

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Indian Ocean: Seychelles.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Karmovskaya, E.S., 2006. New species of the genus Myroconger, M. seychellensis (Myrocongridae, Anguilliformes) from the Western Equatorial part of the Indian Ocean. J. Ichthyol. 46(8):563-565. (Ref. 57750)

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 = 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):  Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.