Teleostei (teleosts) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Congridae
(Conger and garden eels) > Bathymyrinae
Etymology: Chiloconger: Greek, cheilos = lip + Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Garman.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 27 - 2198 m (Ref. 58018), usually 27 - 247 m (Ref. 96339). Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific: western coast of Mexico, Central and South America from the southern Gulf of California to Colombia. Not recorded from any of the oceanic islands of the eastern Pacific.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9292)
Vertebrae: 118 - 122. Moderately elongate, small species with short, bluntly-rounded snout and a dark margin on the dorsal fin anteriorly. Preanal lateral line pores 19-27, predorsal length 20-26% TL (Ref. 50529). Caudal fin broadly rounded (Ref. 50529).
Adults are secretive and bottom-dwelling and prefer soft substrata where they can burrow with their tails (Ref. 28023). Oviparous, with planktonic leptocephali (Ref. 35590).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Smith, D.G. and E.S. Karmovskaya, 2003. A new genus and two new species of congrid eels (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Congridae) from the Indo-West Pacific, with a redescription and osteology of Chiloconger dentatus. Zootaxa 343:1-19. (Ref. 50529)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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