Bathycongrus thysanochilus

The Conger eel[2] (Bathycongrus thysanochilus) is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[3] It was described by Earl Desmond Reid in 1934, originally under the genus Congrina.[4] It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from Cuba and Venezuela, in the western central Atlantic Ocean. It dwells at a depth range of 476–659 metres.

Bathycongrus thysanochilus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Bathycongrus
B. thysanochilus
Binomial name
Bathycongrus thysanochilus
(Reid, 1934)
  • Congrina thysanochila Reid, 1934
  • Rhechias thysanochila (Reid, 1934)


  1. ^ Synonyms of Bathycongrus thysanochilus at
  2. ^ Common names for Bathycongrus thysanochilus at
  3. ^ Bathycongrus thysanochilus at
  4. ^ Reid, E. D., 1934 [ref. 16454] Two new congrid eels and a new flatfish. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections v. 91 (no. 15): 1-11, Pl. 1.