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Conger myriaster  (Brevoort, 1856)

Whitespotted conger
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Congridae (Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
Etymology: Conger: Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 320 - 830 m (Ref. 54340).   Temperate, preferred 22°C (Ref. 107945); 46°N - 19°N, 113°E - 143°E (Ref. 54340)

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Northwest Pacific: Japan, Korean Peninsula and the East China Sea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559); max. reported age: 8 years (Ref. 72462)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 142 - 148. Head and body with white spots. Lower jaw moderate in size, premaxillary teeth not exposed when closed. Upper lip groove deep (appearing folded up). Maxillary teeth arranged in almost 1 row. Preanal lateral line pores 39-43 (Ref. 41299).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common on coasts of Japan, in sandy-muddy bottoms (also Ref. 11230); most relished among the congrids. Captured and cultured for fishery in Japan.

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: highly commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00052 (0.00030 - 0.00093), b=3.26 (3.10 - 3.42), based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.68 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming tm>4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (58 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.