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
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]


  1. ^ a b c Bathycongrus parapolyporus at
  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.