Teleostei (teleosts) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Congridae
(Conger and garden eels) > Bathymyrinae
Etymology: Paraconger: Greek, para = the side of + Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Poey.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 75 m (Ref. 5217), usually 35 - 75 m (Ref. 7251). Subtropical
Western Atlantic: North Carolina and Florida, USA; Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, and Cuba; Venezuela and probably Colombia (Ref. 5217).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 51.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251); common length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5217)
Reduced caudal fin. 40 to 43 preanal pores in lateral line (Ref. 26938).
Occurs in neritic waters of the continental shelf; not observed around oceanic islands (Ref. 5217). Found on muddy and sandy bottoms (Ref. 5217).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 19.5 - 27.2, mean 24.2 °C (based on 176 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5078 [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
): 4.0 ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 29.1 [14.6, 59.6] mg/100g; Iron = 0.608 [0.332, 1.081] mg/100g; Protein = 19.3 [16.2, 22.2] %; Omega3 = 0.186 [0.080, 0.525] g/100g; Selenium = 18.9 [9.5, 41.8] μg/100g; VitaminA = 64 [19, 214] μg/100g; Zinc = 0.632 [0.413, 0.960] mg/100g (wet weight);