Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Congridae
(Conger and garden eels) > Congrinae
Etymology: atlanticus: Named for its type locality in the Atlantic.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 495 m (Ref. 57752). Deep-water
Southeastern Atlantic: west of Congo.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 51.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57752); 48.5 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 117 - 120. Diagnosis: The pectoral fin reaches beyond dorsal fin insertion, its length makes 44-46% of HL; head depth at gill opening 66-67% of its length. Vertebrae 117-120, including predorsal 12-13, 37-38 preanal, 40-41 precaudal. Lateral line pores 40-42 in front of vent. SO 3, IO 3, POM 1, ST 0 (Ref. 57752).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Karmovskaya, E.S., 2006. Promyllantor atlanticus (Anguilliformes, Congridae), a new species from the continental slope of Southwestern Africa. J. Ichthyol. 46(8):566-569. (Ref. 57752)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
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=0.00062 (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 (38 of 100) .