Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Congridae
(Conger and garden eels) > Bathymyrinae
Etymology: Bathymyrus: Greek, bathys = deep + Greek, myros, -ou = male of morey eel (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; bathydemersal; depth range - 490 m (Ref. 5323), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Indian Ocean: Off Limpopo River, but probably more widespread.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 58.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5213)
Vertebrae: 150 - 155. Greyish brown, lighter ventrally. Fins with black tips.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Castle, P.H.J., 1986. Congridae. p. 161-165. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 5323)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00110 (0.00044 - 0.00274), b=3.07 (2.85 - 3.29), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 41.7 [19.8, 89.3] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.433 [0.231, 0.795] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.3 [14.1, 19.8] % ; Omega3 = 0.638 [0.236, 1.905] g/100g ; Selenium = 24.7 [9.8, 69.8] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 9.45 [1.83, 44.10] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.557 [0.362, 0.863] mg/100g (wet weight);