Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Congridae
(Conger and garden eels) > Bathymyrinae
Etymology: Ariosoma: Greek, ari = very, strength, superiority + Greek, soma = body (Ref. 45335); multivertebratum: Named for its diagnostic character, maximum number of vertebrae among its congeners.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 300 - 460 m (Ref. 54804). Deep-water
Eastern Central Pacific: Marquesas islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 54.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54804)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 180 - 183;
Vertebrae: 183 - 189. Diagnosis: The head and belly of this species is dark; margins of dorsal and anal fins black; pectoral and caudal fins light; dark spot on operculum. Dorsal fin originates slightly in front of the base of pectoral fin, above the 7th-10th pore of lateral line. Vertebrae 183-189; trunk vertebrae 128-132. Pores of lateral line to anus 57-62. Supraorbital canal 4, suborbital canal 7, preoperculomandibular canal 10, occipital commissure 0 (Ref. 54804).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Karmovskaya, E.S., 2004. Benthopelagic bathyal conger eels of families Congridae and Nettastomatidae from the Western Tropical Pacific, with descriptions of ten new species. J. Ichthyol. 44(1):S1-S32. (Ref. 54804)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00110 (0.00044 - 0.00272), 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 (40 of 100) .