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); karrerae: Named after Christine Karrer, renowned ichthyologist of the FRG, for her contribution to the study of anguilliform fishes.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 260 - 405 m (Ref. 10907). Deep-water
Western Indian Ocean: off Cape Tala and from the northwestern coast of Madagascar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 158;
Vertebrae: 156 - 160. Edges and bases of unpaired fins dark, pectorals light. Branchial chamber light. Eye round, pupil narrow and vertical. Dorsal fin origin slightly anterior to the insertions of the pectorals.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Karmovskaya, E.S., 1992. New species of conger eel (Congridae) from the western Indian Ocean. J. Ichthyol. 32(3):891-897. (Ref. 10907)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 2.1 - 10.3, mean 6.6 °C (based on 92 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00110 (0.00044 - 0.00272), 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
): 3.9 ±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 (43 of 100) .