Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Congridae
(Conger and garden eels) > Bathymyrinae
Etymology: Ariosoma: Greek, ari = very, strength, superiority + Greek, soma = body (Ref. 45335); sereti: Named for Bernard Séret.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 95 - 370 m (Ref. 54804). Deep-water
Eastern Central Pacific: Marquesas islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.5 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 167 - 168;
Vertebrae: 168 - 172. Diagnosis: The head and body of this species is darker than belly, dark spot in the preopercular area, the margins of unpaired fins dark. Dorsal fin originates slightly in front of the base of pectoral fin, above the 7th-9th pore of lateral line. Vertebrae 168-172; trunk vertebrae 89-92. Pores of lateral line to anus 62-64. Supraorbital canal 5, suborbital canal 5, preoperculomandibular canal 12, occipital commissure 3 (Ref. 54804).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Karmovskaya, E.S., 2004. Benthopelagic bathyal conger eels of families Congridae and Nettastomatidae from the Western Tropical Pacific, with descriptions of ten new species. J. Ichthyol. 44(1):S1-S32. (Ref. 54804)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00115 (0.00045 - 0.00294), b=3.07 (2.85 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .