Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Congridae
(Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
Etymology: Bathycongrus: Greek, bathys = deep + Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335); wallacei: Named for Albert Baranes.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 250 - 500 m (Ref. 5323). Deep-water
Indo-West Pacific: southern Mozambique to Natal, South Africa (Ref. 5323); Japan, Philippines and Indonesia (Ref. 36324).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 55.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5323)
Vertebrae: 168 - 181. Grey dorsally, lighter ventrally, median fins black posteriorly (Ref. 5323). Dorsal fin origin above first quarter up to first third of length of pectorals. 1-2 enlarged vomerine teeth on elevated base; the largest vomerine tooth larger than intermaxillary teeth. In adults, the posterior nostril is in front of upper part of eye (Ref. 7446). Predorsal vertebrae 9. Preanal pores 37-43. Dorsal rays before anus 59-67 (Ref. 36324).
Collected using beam trawl (Ref. 7446).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Castle, P.H.J. and D.G. Smith, 1999. A reassessment of the eels of the genus Bathycongrus in the Indo-west Pacific. J. Fish Biol. 54(5):973-995. (Ref. 36324)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 8.8 - 14.7, mean 11.3 °C (based on 85 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00062 (0.00028 - 0.00135), b=3.19 (3.00 - 3.38), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.5 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 (41 of 100) .