Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Myrocongridae
(Atlantic red eels)
Etymology: Myroconger: Greek, myros, -ou = male of morey eel + Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335); seychellensis: Named for its type locality, which is near Seychelles.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 200 m (Ref. 57750). Deep-water
Indian Ocean: Seychelles.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 45.0 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 163;
Vertebrae: 130. Diagnosis: Robust body moderately elongated. Body canal with 4 anterior pores. Lower jaw slightly projecting beyond upper jaw. Anterior of the dorsal fin in front of the vertical of insertion of the pectoral fin. Teeth pointed, many-rowed, increased on the vomer and in the internal rows of the premaxilloethmoid and jaws. Vertebrae 130 including predorsal vertebrae 7, preanal 56, precaudal 68. Rays in the dorsal fin 300, anal fin 163. Pores in the lateral line 4 (Ref. 57750).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Karmovskaya, E.S., 2006. New species of the genus Myroconger, M. seychellensis (Myrocongridae, Anguilliformes) from the Western Equatorial part of the Indian Ocean. J. Ichthyol. 46(8):563-565. (Ref. 57750)
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
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .