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Gavialiceps javanicus  Karmovskaya, 1993

Duckbill conger
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Muraenesocidae (Pike congers)
Etymology: Gavialiceps: Hindi, ghariyal = gavial, saurian of Ganges, 1825 + Greek, kephale = head (Ref. 45335);  javanicus: Named after its type locality (Ref. 44791).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 560 - 600 m (Ref. 44791).   Deep-water

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Indo-West Pacific: Java, Indonesia and northwestern Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 89.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44791)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dark brown, the back is darker than the belly. Peritoneum, gill and mouth cavities are dark and show through the skin. Stomach is bright, does not reach above the anus, its length is 2.1 times the length of the head (Ref. 44791).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Karmovskaya, E.S., 1994. Systematics and distribution of the eel genus Gavialiceps (Congridae) in the Indo-West Pacific. J. Ichthyol. 34(3):73-89. (Ref. 44791)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 2 - 8.8, mean 7.6 (based on 26 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5313   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00132 (0.00056 - 0.00309), b=2.93 (2.72 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100) .