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Overview

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Madagascar to the western Pacific, north to southern Japan.
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Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Madagascar and Réunion (western Mascarenes) east to southern Japan.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 500 mm TL
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Max. size

50.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 559))
  • Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino 1984 The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 300 - 1134 m (Ref. 559)
  • Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino 1984 The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
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Depth range based on 15 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 3 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 495 - 740
  Temperature range (°C): 8.191 - 8.950
  Nitrate (umol/L): 19.199 - 34.151
  Salinity (PPS): 34.685 - 34.945
  Oxygen (ml/l): 1.877 - 4.912
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.368 - 2.520
  Silicate (umol/l): 8.769 - 58.799

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 495 - 740

Temperature range (°C): 8.191 - 8.950

Nitrate (umol/L): 19.199 - 34.151

Salinity (PPS): 34.685 - 34.945

Oxygen (ml/l): 1.877 - 4.912

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.368 - 2.520

Silicate (umol/l): 8.769 - 58.799
 
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Depth: 300 - 1134m.
From 300 to 1134 meters.

Habitat: bathydemersal.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Coloconger raniceps

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Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Wikipedia

Froghead eel

The froghead eel[1] (Coloconger raniceps) is an eel in the family Colocongridae (worm eels/short-tail eels).[2] It was described by Alfred William Alcock in 1889.[3] It is a marine, deep-water dwelling eel which is known from the Indo-west Pacific, including East Africa, Madagascar, and southern Japan.[2] It dwells at a depth range of 300-1134 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 50 centimetres.[2]

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  1. ^ Common names for Coloconger raniceps at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ a b c Coloconger raniceps at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ Alcock, A. W., 1889 (1 Dec.) [ref. 20525] Natural history notes from H. M. Indian marine survey steamer `Investigator,' Commander Alfred Carpenter, R. N., D. S. O., commanding.--No. 13. On the bathybial fishes of the Bay of Bengal and neighbouring waters, obtained during the seasons 1885-1889. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 6) v. 4 (no. 24): 450-461.
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