Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Congridae
(Conger and garden eels) > Bathymyrinae
Etymology: Paraconger: Greek, para = the side of + Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 50 m (Ref. 9292). Tropical; 24°N - 1°S
Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9292); common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55763)
Body cylindrical and very elongated; eyes well developed; posterior nostril located below eye; gill openings lateral; dorsal fin placed at same level as edge of pectoral fin; upper lip with well developed notch; preanal length contained more than 2.5 times in total length; lateral line with 38 to 46 pores up to level of the anus; back light brown to yellow; belly pale: fins dark or black (Ref. 55763).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Smith, D.G., 1995. Congridae. Congrios. p. 1026-1035. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para Identification de Especies para lo Fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. 3 Vols. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9292)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.2 - 28.6, mean 27.2 °C (based on 30 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00110 (0.00044 - 0.00272), 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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 125 [76, 235] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.845 [0.516, 1.421] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.8 [15.7, 21.4] % ; Omega3 = 0.24 [0.11, 0.62] g/100g ; Selenium = 87.1 [44.4, 165.6] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 21.5 [6.7, 69.6] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.867 [0.619, 1.209] mg/100g (wet weight);