Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Congridae
(Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
Etymology: Bathycongrus: Greek, bathys = deep + Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335); trimaculatus: From the Latin words tria (three) and macula (spot) in reference to the number of spots on the dorsal and anal fins.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 357 - 550 m (Ref. 79665). Tropical; 9°S - 22°S, 159°E - 178°W
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Southwestern Pacific Ocean: Solomon Islands, Fiji and New Caledonia (Ref. 79665).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79665)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 164 - 177;
Vertebrae: 117 - 119. Distinguished by the following characters: tail slender and flexible; snout projecting beyond lower jaw, tip fleshy, extending beyond intermaxillary teeth; flange on upper lip rudimentary or absent; adnasal pore absent, some head pores enlarged; teeth moderate to slightly enlarged, intermaxillary patch exposed when mouth closed, vomerine teeth in a short rounded patch; preorbital bone with three ventral projections; stomach and intestine black (Ref. 79665).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Karmovskaya, E.S. and D.G. Smith, 2008. Bathycongrus trimaculatus, a new congrid eel (Teleostei: Anguilliformes) from the southwestern Pacific, with a redescription of Bathycongrus bleekeri Fowler. Zootaxa 1943:26-36. (Ref. 79665)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 8.1 - 9.6, mean 9.3 °C (based on 10 cells).
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
): 3.6 ±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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .