Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Myrocongridae
(Atlantic red eels)
Etymology: Myroconger: Greek, myros, -ou = male of morey eel + Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335); gracilis: Specific name derived from the Latin gracilis, meaning slender, in reference to the more slender body of this species compared with that of the type species, M. compressus.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 320 - 640 m (Ref. 39364), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northwest Pacific: Kyushu-Palau Ridge.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 47.7 cm SL (female)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Castle, P.H.J., 1991. First Indo-Pacific record of the eel family Myrocongridae, with the description of a new species of Myroconger. Copeia 1991(1):148-150. (Ref. 39364)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [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), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .