Gorgasia preclara, Splendid garden eel

Gorgasia preclara Böhlke & Randall, 1981

Splendid garden eel
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Congridae (Conger and garden eels) > Heterocongrinae
Etymology: Gorgasia: From Greek mithology, Gorgas, -ados = the Gorgone´s head (Ref. 45335).  More on authors: Böhlke & Randall.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ekologi

; marina revassocierade; ej vandrande; djupintervall 18 - 75 m (Ref. 90102), usually 30 - ? m (Ref. 9710).   Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific: Maldives to Papua New Guinea; north to the Ryukyus; south to the Philippines to the Coral Sea.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 2272)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Ryggkotor: 144 - 156. Banded with yellow to orange; body diameter to about 10 mm (Ref. 48635). Anterior nostrils on snout tip between restricted labial flanges; pectoral fin small.

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Single to small aggregations (Ref. 48635). Live individually in burrows from which they protrude. Feeds on drifting plankton (Ref. 37816).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator | Medarbetare

Castle, P.H.J. and J.E. Randall, 1999. Revision of Indo-Pacific garden eels (Congridae: Heterocongrinae), with descriptions of five new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (30):52 p. (Ref. 33408)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 26 November 2016

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 23.9 - 28.4, mean 27.2 (based on 122 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  Mellan, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid 1,4-4,4 år (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .