Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Congridae
(Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
Etymology: Bathycongrus: Greek, bathys = deep + Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335); longicavis: The name longicavis reflects the long abdominal cavity typical of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic, usually 532 - 599 m (Ref. 80682). Tropical; 15°S - 16°S, 166°E - 167°E
Pacific Ocean: Vanuatu, New Hebrides Trench (Ref. 80682).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80682)
Morphology | Morphometrics
The species is of the genus Bathycongrus with a thin filiform tail, two enlarged medial vomerine teeth, a strongly elongated trunk region, and a great number of trunk vertebrae. The dorsal fin origin is immediately behind the pectoral fins. Vert. 167+ (their number should
be greater since the caudal fin is regenerated), precaudal vertebrae 67. Lateral line pores in front of anal opening 46. The oral branchial cavity is light (Ref. 80682).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Karmovskaya, E.S., 2009. New records of congrid eels of the genus Bathycongrus (Congridae) in the West Central Tropical part of the Pacific Ocean, with a description of three new species. J. Ichthyol. 49(2):139-153. (Ref. 80682)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00062 (0.00028 - 0.00135), 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
): 3.8 ±0.5 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
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .