Bathycongrus longicavis

Bathycongrus longicavis is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[1] It was described by Emma Stanislavovna Karmovskaya in 2009.[2] It is a tropical, marine eel which is known from the Pacific Ocean, including Vanuatu and the New Hebrides Trench. It dwells at a depth range of 532–599 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 38.6 centimetres.[1]

Bathycongrus longicavis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Bathycongrus
Species:
B. longicavis
Binomial name
Bathycongrus longicavis
Karmovskaya, 2009

The species epithet refers to the long cavity on the abdomen of the species.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Bathycongrus longicavis at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Karmovskaya, E. S., 2009 [ref. 30139] New records of congrid eels of the genus Bathycongrus (Congridae) in the west-central tropical Pacific Ocean, with a description of three new species. Journal of Ichthyology v. 49 (no. 2): 139–153.