Bathycongrus parapolyporus

Bathycongrus parapolyporus 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 western central Pacific Ocean, including Fiji, Lakeba Island, the South China Sea, and Vietnam. It is known to dwell at a depth of 310 metres. Females can reach a maximum total length of 34.8 centimetres.[1]

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

The species epithet "parapolyporus" means "near to many pored" in Ancient Greek, and refers to the species' similar features to Bathycongrus polyporus.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Bathycongrus parapolyporus 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.