Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Congridae
(Conger and garden eels) > Bathymyrinae
Etymology: Parabathymyrus: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, bathys = deep + Greek,myros, -oy = the male of morey eel (Ref. 45335); fijiensis: Named for its type locality near the Fiji Archipelago.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range - 500 m (Ref. 54804), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Fiji Archipelago.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 36.0 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Diagnosis: The color of this species is light yellow, fins light. Dorsal fin originates above the base of pectoral fin, above the 9th pore of lateral line. Anterior nostrils tubelike, posterior nostrils in the form of flap. Vertebrae 173; trunk vertebrae 73. Pores of lateral line to anus 47. Supraorbital canal 4, suborbital canal 5, preoperculomandibular canal 10, occipital commissure 0 (Ref. 54804).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Karmovskaya, E.S., 2004. Benthopelagic bathyal conger eels of families Congridae and Nettastomatidae from the Western Tropical Pacific, with descriptions of ten new species. J. Ichthyol. 44(1):S1-S32. (Ref. 54804)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00110 (0.00044 - 0.00274), b=3.07 (2.85 - 3.29), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.7 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 to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .