Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Congridae
(Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
Etymology: Bathycongrus: Greek, bathys = deep + Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335); parapolyporus: The name parapolyporus (latinized Greek, para – near to, polys – many, porus – pore) reflects similarity of this species to B. polyporus (Ref. 80682).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic, usually 310 - ? m (Ref. 80682). Tropical; 10°N - 18°S, 174°W - 109°E
Pacific Ocean, Western Central: Fiji, Lakeba Island; South China Sea, southeastern coast of Vietnam (Ref. 80682).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 34.8 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A species of the genus Bathycongrus with a filiform caudal body end, 5–6 supraorbital, 7–8 infraorbital, 11 preoperculo-mandibular and one supratemporal pores of the head. The dorsal fin originates behind the vertical of the middle of the pectoral fin. Vert. 158–160, and 41–42 precaudal vertebrae. There are 53–57 dorsal fin rays before the vertical of the anal fin origin. Lateral line pores in front of anal opening 31–33. The body is elongated, cylindrical, and compressed from the sides in the caudal part. (Ref. 80682).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Karmovskaya, E.S., 2009. New records of congrid eels of the genus Bathycongrus (Congridae) in the West Central Tropical part of the Pacific Ocean, with a description of three new species. J. Ichthyol. 49(2):139-153. (Ref. 80682)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00062 (0.00028 - 0.00134), b=3.19 (3.00 - 3.38), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.5 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (25 of 100).