Conger oceanicus, American conger : fisheries

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Conger oceanicus (Mitchill, 1818)

American conger
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Actinopterygii (Strahlenflosser) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Congridae (Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
Etymology: Conger: Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Mitchill.

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

; seewasser demersal; ozeanodrom (Ref. 51243); tiefenbereich 1 - 477 m (Ref. 5951), usually 75 - 150 m (Ref. 5951).   Subtropical; 46°N - 16°S, 97°W - 5°W

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Western Atlantic: Cape Cod in Massachusetts to northeastern Florida in USA and northern Gulf of Mexico. Reported in eastern Atlantic: St. Helena (Ref. 5288). Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951).

Size / Gewicht / Alter

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 230 cm TL Männchen/unbestimmt; (Ref. 7251); common length : 100.0 cm TL Männchen/unbestimmt; (Ref. 3715); max. veröff. Gewicht: 40.0 kg (Ref. 7251)

Biologie     Fachlexikon (Englisch) (z.B. epibenthic)

Occurs from shallow inshore waters to depths of 477 m and up to 260 m in the Gulf of Maine (Ref. 7135). Benthic (Ref. 5951). Nocturnal predators (Ref. 93252). Feeds mainly on fishes, but also on shrimps and small shellfish. Commonly caught by anglers along piers, docks and jetties in middle Atlantic states.

Life cycle and mating behavior Geschlechtsreife | Fortpflanzung | Ablaichen | Eier | Fecundity | Larven

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Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)

IUCN Rote Liste Status (Ref. 120744)

  nicht bedroht (LC) ; Date assessed: 10 September 2014

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Bedrohung für Menschen

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 7.1 - 25.2, mean 19.7 (based on 61 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00047 (0.00026 - 0.00085), b=3.26 (3.11 - 3.41), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.8 se; Based on diet studies.
Widerstandsfähigkeit (Ref. 120179):  niedrig, Verdopplung der Population dauert 4,5 - 14 Jahre. (Assuming tm>4).
Verwundbarkeit (Ref. 59153):  Very high vulnerability (83 of 100) .
Preiskategorie (Ref. 80766):   Low.