Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Chlopsidae
Etymology: Xenoconger: Greek, xenos = strange + Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335). More on author: Regan.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 5 m (Ref. 58302). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7490)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Brown color with the inside of the mouth white.
Indo-Pacific: known only from Assumption Island in the Indian Ocean, Aldabra, Cosmodelo Group of the Seychelles, New Caledonia, Palau, Fiji, and Hawaii.
Benthic within rock crevices (Ref. 58302). A specimen was collected from 0-1.5 m depth (Ref. 7490).
Randall, J.E., J.L. Earle, T. Hayes, C. Pittman, M. Severns and R.L.F. Smith, 1993. Eleven new records and validations of shore fishes from the Hawaiian Islands. Pac. Sci. 47(3):222-239. (Ref. 7490)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [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
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .