Coloconger maculatus, Caudal-spot short-tail eel

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Coloconger maculatus Ho, Tang & Chu, 2021

Caudal-spot short-tail eel
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Colocongridae (Short-tail eels)
Etymology: Coloconger: Greek, kolos = short, truncated + Latin conger = conger (Ref. 45335);  maculatus: Named for the distinct black blotch on posterior portion of tail.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range - 300 m (Ref. 124775), usually - m (Ref. ).   Subtropical; 0°C -

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Northwest Pacific: Taiwan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 226; Anal soft rays: 122; Vertebrae: 145. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: rear portion of tail with a large black blotch and a white posterior end; head small, HL 15.7% TL; ST 4, middle two in pair; SO 7, two pores over posterior nostril; IO 12 or 14; POM 14; D 226; A 122; PAV 77 and TV 145; rictus through a vertical of posterior margin of the pupil; snout shorter than eye diameter; PO-DO 69.4% pectoral-fin length. Colouration: body brownish-gray dorsally, light gray ventrally; dorsal fin dark gray (Ref. 124775).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Only specimen caught by hook and line at around 300 m (Ref. 124775).

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Ho, H.-C., C.-N. Tang and T.-W. Chu, 2021. Colonger maculatus sp. nov., a species of short tail eel from eastern Taiwan (Anguilliformes: Colocongridae). Zootaxa 5016(2):271-282. (Ref. 124775)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

FAO - Publication: search | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .