Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Congridae
(Conger and garden eels) > Bathymyrinae
Etymology: Parabathymyrus: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, bathys = deep + Greek,myros, -oy = the male of morey eel (Ref. 45335); brachyrhynchus: From its short snout. More on author: Fowler.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 105 - 385 m (Ref. 106113), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, Vanuatu and the Solomon Is.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 106113)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 162 - 173. This species is distinguished by the following characters: supraorbital pores 4; head 5.5-6.7 in TL; preanal vertebrae 49-58; total vertebrae 162-173; preanal LL pores 48-54; total LL pores 159-169; 2 rows of teeth on most of both jaws (ref. 106113).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Smith, D.G., 1999. Congridae. Conger eels. p. 1680-1686. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the WCP. Vol. 3. Batoid fishes, chimaeras and bony fishes part 1 (Elopidae to Linophrynidae). FAO, Rome. (Ref. 11039)
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
): 12.6 - 18.6, mean 14.8 °C (based on 22 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [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
): Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .