Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osmeriformes
(Smelts) > Alepocephalidae
Etymology: Conocara: Latin, conicus = cone + Greek, kara = face (Ref. 45335); kreffti: Named for Gerhard Krefft.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 1150 - 1700 m (Ref. 26788). Deep-water
Indo-Pacific: tropical zone of Indian Ocean and West Pacific.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26788)
Found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sazonov, Y.I., 1997. A new species of Conocara genus (Alepocephalidae) from the Indo-Pacific Region. J. Ichthyol. 37(9):749-753. (Ref. 26788)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 2.4 - 4, mean 3.4 (based on 279 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00339 (0.00151 - 0.00760), b=3.19 (2.99 - 3.39), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .