hass's garden eel

Scientific name Heteroconger hassi
Descriptor Klausewitz&Eibl-Eibesfeldt
Year of description 1959
IUCN category LC
Family Congridae
Genus Heteroconger
Heteroconger hassi Heteroconger hassi

Introduction

Heteroconger hassi, commonly known as hass's garden eel, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    40 cm
  • Maximum size
    50 cm
  • Longevity
    35 year
  • Shape
    Serpentiform
  • Mimicry
    plants
  • Pattern
    tasks
  • Average size
    40 cm
  • Maximum size
    50 cm
  • Longevity
    35 year
  • Shape
    Serpentiform
  • Mimicry
    plants
  • Pattern
    tasks

How to recognize the hass's garden eel ?

The hass's garden eel measures between 40 and 50 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly jaune and beige body. The also has noir tasks.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in colonies
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The hass's garden eel is a fish living in colonies naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

The hass's garden eel is a territorial animal that does not tolerate any incursions into its living area. It is particularly virulent against other territorial species and it can provoke heated fights. Relationships between conspecifics are also hectic, with each seeking to secure its place.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The hass's garden eel is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre. This fish protects its eggs from nearby predators.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    5 - 50 m
  • Flow
    Medium

Biotope presentation

The hass's garden eel is most often found at a depth between 5m and 50m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Bibliographic references

Heteroconger guttatus, a new species of garden eel (Pisces: Congridae: Heterocongrinae) from West Papua, Indonesia - GERALD R. ALLEN - MARK V. ERDMANN - MEITY U. MONGDONG - Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation - 2020.

Spawning behavior of garden eels, Gorgasia preclara and Heteroconger hassi (Heterocongrinae), observed in captivity - Tomohiro Kakizakia - Keisuke Kobayashia - Toshiyuki Nakatsuboa - Ryoshiro Wakiyab - Shun Watanabec - Michael J. Millerc - Katsumi Tsukamoto - Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology - 2015. 48:5, 359-373, DOI: 10.1080/10236244.2015.1064213

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