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Common name (e.g. trout)
Genus + Species (e.g. Gadus morhua)
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) >
(Eels and morays) >
(Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
Latin, conger = conger (Ref.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; oceanodromous (Ref.
); depth range 0 - 1171 m (Ref.
). Temperate; 68°N - 12°N, 32°W - 42°E
Eastern Atlantic: Norway and Iceland to Senegal. Also in the Mediterranean and Black Sea.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
range ? - ? cm
Max length : 300 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref.
); common length : 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref.
); common length :150 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 110.0 kg (Ref.
Found on rocky and sandy bottoms (Ref.
). Depth range from 0-500 m (Ref.
) and from 305-1171 m in the eastern Ionian Sea (Ref.
). It stays near the coast when young and moves toward deeper waters upon reaching adulthood (Ref.
). A nocturnal (Ref.
) predator of fish, crustaceans, and cephalopods (Ref.
). Like other species of the group, it reproduces only once in its life (Ref.
). Sexually mature at an age of 5-15 years. Spawn in summer in the Atlantic off Portugal and in the Mediterranean. Produces 3-8 million of eggs (Ref.
). Marketed fresh and frozen. Eaten fried and baked (Ref.
Eggs are deposited in the open sea, at depths between 2,000 and 3,000 m (Ref.
, 1990. Congridae. p. 156-167. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref.
Least Concern (LC)
Threat to humans
Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref.
Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes; aquarium: public aquariums
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 4.4 - 14.4, mean 8.7 (based on 480 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00046 (0.00033 - 0.00063), b=3.25 (3.18 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 4.3 ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (K=0.06; tm=5-15 (female tm>10); Fec=3,000,000).
Prior r = 0.27, 2 SD range = 0.16 - 0.46, log(r) = -1.31, SD log(r) = 0.27, Based on: 2 K, 2 tgen, 2 Fec records
): Very high vulnerability (86 of 100) .
Price category (Ref.
Luna, Susan M.
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