Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Congridae
(Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
Etymology: Bathycongrus: Greek, bathys = deep + Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335); unimaculatus: macula (spît) (Ref. 80682).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic, usually 430 - 450 m (Ref. 80682). Tropical; 22°S - 23°S, 167°E - 168°E
New Caledonia, southern Loyalty Basin (Ref. 80682).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80682)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A moderately elongated, small congrid eel of the genus Bathycongrus with a tapering tail,
obtuse conical multiserial vomerine teeth of approximately the same size and a dark long spot on the posterior part of the anal fin. The snout is short, slightly longer than the eye diameter. The dorsal fin origin is under the end of the pectoral fins. Vert. 137, precaudal vertebrae 40. Lateral line pores in front of the anal opening 30 (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
): 3.7 ±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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .