Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Congridae
(Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
Etymology: Conger: Latin, conger = conger (Ref. 45335). More on author: Kaup.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range - 45 m (Ref. 86942), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from Western Australia to New South Wales. Southwest Pacific: New Zealand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 200 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33839); common length : 125 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9258); max. published weight: 5.0 kg (Ref. 9258)
Occurs around rocky areas.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Armitage, R.O., D.A. Payne, G.J. Lockley, H.M. Currie, R.L. Colban, B.G. Lamb and L.J. Paul (eds.), 1994. Guide book to New Zealand commercial fish species. Revised edition. New Zealand Fishing Industry Board, Wellington, New Zealand, 216 p. (Ref. 9258)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 15 - 25, mean 18.3 °C (based on 174 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00048 (0.00021 - 0.00110), b=3.23 (3.05 - 3.41), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Very high vulnerability (80 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 6.89 [3.47, 12.32] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.128 [0.082, 0.215] mg/100g ; Protein = 20.2 [17.0, 22.8] % ; Omega3 = 0.27 [0.12, 0.70] g/100g ; Selenium = 17.5 [8.7, 38.3] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 26.6 [6.2, 114.0] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.397 [0.265, 0.596] mg/100g (wet weight);