Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Congridae
(Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
Etymology: Congriscus: Derived from Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335); marquesaensis: Named after the place of its occurrence near the Marquesas Islands..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 408 m (Ref. 54804). Deep-water
Eastern Central Pacific: Marquesas Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54804)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 158 - 164. Diagnosis: Body coloration light brown; a black spot in front of the pectoral fin. Dorsal fin originates directly behind the base of pectoral fins. Pectoral fins 34-45% of head length. Vertebrae 158-164; trunk vertebrae 55-59. Lateral line pores to anus 47-49. Supraorbital canal 6; suborbital canal 9; preoperculomandibular canal 11; occipital commissure 3 (Ref. 54804).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Karmovskaya, E.S., 2004. Benthopelagic bathyal conger eels of families Congridae and Nettastomatidae from the Western Tropical Pacific, with descriptions of ten new species. J. Ichthyol. 44(1):S1-S32. (Ref. 54804)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00062 (0.00029 - 0.00133), b=3.19 (3.00 - 3.38), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100).