Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Congridae
(Conger and garden eels) > Bathymyrinae
Etymology: Paraconger: Greek, para = the side of + Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335). More on author: Poey.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range - 75 m (Ref. 5217), usually 35 - 75 m (Ref. 7251). Subtropical; 0°C -
Western Atlantic: North Carolina and Florida, USA; Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, and Cuba; Venezuela and probably Colombia (Ref. 5217).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 51.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251); common length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5217)
Reduced caudal fin. 40 to 43 preanal pores in lateral line (Ref. 26938).
Occurs in neritic waters of the continental shelf; not observed around oceanic islands (Ref. 5217). Found on muddy and sandy bottoms (Ref. 5217).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 19.5 - 27.2, mean 24.2 °C (based on 176 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00110 (0.00044 - 0.00274), b=3.07 (2.85 - 3.29), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 35.6 [18.8, 65.7] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.916 [0.545, 1.588] mg/100g ; Protein = 20.1 [16.9, 22.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.206 [0.094, 0.535] g/100g ; Selenium = 21.6 [10.8, 42.2] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 54.8 [14.5, 192.8] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.771 [0.512, 1.197] mg/100g (wet weight);