Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Further study is needed to clarify the differences between this species and U. lepturus (Richardson) from the Indo-West Pacific.
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Distribution

Scotian Shelf to Suriname
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Atlantic.
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Eastern Atlantic: Gulf of Guinea. Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico to Suriname.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 380 mm TL
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Max. size

38.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4453))
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Type Information

Paratype for Uroconger syringinus Ginsburg
Catalog Number: USNM 157789
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Radiograph
Year Collected: 1950
Locality: Texas, United States, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
Depth (m): 101
Vessel: Oregon
  • Paratype: Ginsburg, I. 1954. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences. 44 (8): 256, figs 1-2.
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Holotype for Uroconger syringinus Ginsburg
Catalog Number: USNM 157781
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration; Radiograph
Year Collected: 1950
Locality: Gulf of Mexico, off the Mississippi River Delta, Louisiana., Louisiana, United States, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
Depth (m): 91 to 91
Vessel: Oregon
  • Holotype: Ginsburg, I. 1954. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences. 44 (8): 256, figs 1-2.
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Ecology

Habitat

benthic
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Environment

demersal; marine; depth range 44 - 384 m (Ref. 4453)
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Depth range based on 28 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 20 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 18.5 - 1557
  Temperature range (°C): 4.406 - 22.962
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.122 - 20.448
  Salinity (PPS): 35.019 - 36.618
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.342 - 5.789
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.028 - 1.284
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.799 - 12.583

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 18.5 - 1557

Temperature range (°C): 4.406 - 22.962

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.122 - 20.448

Salinity (PPS): 35.019 - 36.618

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.342 - 5.789

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.028 - 1.284

Silicate (umol/l): 0.799 - 12.583
 
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Depth: 44 - 384m.
From 44 to 384 meters.

Habitat: demersal. Further study is needed to clarify the differences between this species and @U. lepturus@ (Richardson) from the Indo-West Pacific.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Uroconger syringinus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 8
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Threadtail conger

The Threadtail conger (Uroconger syringinus, also known as the Slender-tail conger[1]) is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[2] It was described by Isaac Ginsburg in 1954.[3] It is a marine, subtropical eel which is known from the eastern and western Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Guinea, the Gulf of Mexico and Suriname. It is known to dwell at a depth range of 44 to 384 metres (144 to 1,260 ft). Males can reach a maximum total length of 38 centimetres (15 in).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Common names of Uroconger syringinus at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ a b Uroconger syringinus at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ Ginsburg, I., 1954 (Aug.) [ref. 12645] Four new fishes and one little-known species from the east coast of the United States including the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences v. 44 (no. 8): 256-264.
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