Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Muraenesocidae
Etymology: Oxyconger: Greek, oxys = sharp + Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; non-migratory. Temperate
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)
Vomer without a median series of enlarged fangs; caudal fin reduced, tip of tail blunt; anus behind midlength.
Western Pacific: Taiwan and Japan to Western Australia and New South Wales.
Found on the continental shelf, in less than 100 m depth. Poorly known and included in the Muraenesocidae provisionally, pending further study (Ref. 9830).
Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00129 (0.00053 - 0.00312), b=3.01 (2.79 - 3.23), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (45 of 100) .