Shorthead conger

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The shorthead conger[2] (Bathycongrus macrurus) is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[3] It was described by Charles Henry Gilbert in 1891, originally under the genus Ophisoma.[4] It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the Gulf of California to Panama, in the eastern central Pacific Ocean. It dwells at a depth range of 265–590 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 25 centimetres.[3]

Shorthead conger
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Bathycongrus
B. macrurus
Binomial name
Bathycongrus macrurus
(Gilbert, 1891)
  • Ophisoma macrurum Gilbert, 1891


  1. ^ Synonyms of Bathycongrus macrurus at
  2. ^ Common names for Bathycongrus macrurus at
  3. ^ a b Bathycongrus macrurus at
  4. ^ Gilbert, C. H., 1891 (8 Sept.) [ref. 1625] Descriptions of apodal fishes from the tropical Pacific. In: Scientific results of explorations by the U. S. Fish Commission steamer Albatross. Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 14 (no. 856): 347–352.