Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Colocongridae
Etymology: Thalassenchelys: Greek, thalassa = the sea + Greek, enchelys, -yos = eel (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 0 - 275 m (Ref. 58018). Temperate
North Pacific: known only from larvae collected from temperate waters. Adult specimens are not known.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37502)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 232 - 256. Body leaf-like, very deep and compressed. Head relatively small, strongly compressed. Snout short and acutely pointed. Jaws strong and beak-like; upper jaw reaching tip of lower jaw. Caudal fin rounded (Ref. 37502).
Known only from larvae specimens (Ref. 37502).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shimokawa, T., K. Amaoka, Y. Kajiwara and S. Suyama, 1995. Occurrence of Thalassenchelys coheni (Anguilliformes; Chlopsidae) in the West Pacific Ocean. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 42(1):89-92. (Ref. 37502)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7520 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00093 (0.00036 - 0.00242), b=3.13 (2.91 - 3.35), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .