Bathycongrus polyporus

Bathycongrus polyporus is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[2] It was described by David G. Smith and Robert H. Kanazawa in 1977, originally under the genus Rhechias.[3] It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the Straits of Florida and the northern coast of Cuba, in the western central Atlantic Ocean. It dwells at a depth range of 439–549 meters. Males can reach a maximum total length of 43 centimeters.[2]

Bathycongrus polyporus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Bathycongrus
B. polyporus
Binomial name
Bathycongrus polyporus
(Smith & Kanazawa, 1977)
  • Rhechias polypora Smith & Kanazawa, 1977

The species epithet "polyporus" means "many pored" in Ancient Greek, and refers to the large quantity of pores in the eel's lateralis system.[2]


  1. ^ Synonyms of Bathycongrus polyporus at
  2. ^ a b c Bathycongrus polyporus at
  3. ^ Smith, D. G., and R. H. Kanazawa, 1977 [ref. 4036] Eight new species and a new genus of congrid eels from the western north Atlantic with redescriptions of Ariosoma analis, Hildebrandia guppyi, and Rhechias vicinalis. Bulletin of Marine Science v. 27 (no. 3): 530-543.