Castleichthys auritus, Eared conger

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Castleichthys auritus Smith, 2004

Eared conger
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> Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Congridae (Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
Etymology: Castleichthys: Named for the late P.H.J. Castle, who located the specimen described here and recognized its novelty, but was unable to complete the description himself.. Also in recognition of his many contributions to our knowledge of eels and eel larvae.;  auritus: Name from Latin 'auritus' meaning eared, refers to the large, conspicuous pectoral fins, which resemble the ears of a rabbit or a mule; an adjective..

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Écologie

; marin benthopélagique; profondeur ? - 396 m (Ref. 76855). Tropical

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia.

Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.8 cm TL (female)

Description synthétique Morphologie | Morphométrie

Vertèbres: 128. This species is distinguished by having the following characters: moderately elongate body; preanal length less than 40% TL; tip of tail slender and flexible, but not greatly attenuate or filiform; well developed pectoral fin; origin of dorsal slightly behind tip of appressed pectoral fin; segmented dorsal and anal-fin rays; equal jaws, rictus below middle of eye; flange present on upper lip; no papillae or plicae on skin of head; relatively large eyes; posterior nostril at mid-eye level; small teeth, not caniniform nor molariform; uniserial maxillary teeth, mandibular teeth uniserial for most of length (Ref. 76855).

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

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Smith, D.G., 2004. A new genus and species of congrid eel (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Congridae) from western Australia. Rec. Aust. Mus. 56:143-146. (Ref. 76855)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 125652)

  Données manquantes (DD) ; Date assessed: 15 August 2011

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00062 (0.00028 - 0.00135), b=3.18 (2.99 - 3.37), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Niveau trophique (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Résilience (Ref. 120179):  Haut, temps minimum de doublement de population inférieur à 15 mois (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649):   (0 of 100) .