Bathycongrus aequoreus

Bathycongrus aequoreus is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[2] It was described by Charles Henry Gilbert and Frank Cramer in 1897, originally under the genus Congermuraena.[3] It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from Hawaii, in the eastern central Pacific Ocean. It dwells at a depth range of 300–686 metres, and leads a benthic lifestyle.[2]

Bathycongrus aequoreus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Bathycongrus
B. aequoreus
Binomial name
Bathycongrus aequoreus
(Gilbert & Cramer, 1897)
  • Congermuraena aequorea Gilbert & Cramer, 1897
  • Congermuraena aequoreus Gilbert & Cramer, 1897 (misspelling)
  • Rhechias armiger Jordan, 1921


  1. ^ Synonyms of Bathycongrus aequoreus at
  2. ^ a b Bathycongrus aequoreus at
  3. ^ Gilbert, C. H. and F. Cramer, 1897 (5 Feb.) [ref. 1635] See ref. at BHL Report on the fishes dredged in deep water near the Hawaiian Islands, with descriptions and figures of twenty-three new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 19 (no. 1114): 403-435, Pls. 36-48.