Bathycongrus trimaculatus

Bathycongrus trimaculatus is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[1] It was described by Emma Stanislavovna Karmovskaya and David G. Smith in 2008.[2] It is a tropical, marine eel which is known from the southwestern Pacific Ocean, including Fiji, New Caledonia, and the Solomon Islands. It dwells at a depth range of 357–550 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 16.1 centimetres.[1]

Bathycongrus trimaculatus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Bathycongrus
Species:
B. trimaculatus
Binomial name
Bathycongrus trimaculatus
Karmovskaya & Smith, 2008

The species epithet "trimaculatus" means "three spots" in Latin, and refers to the quantity of spots adorning the anal and dorsal fins of the eel.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Bathycongrus trimaculatus at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Karmovskaya, E. S., and D. G. Smith, 2008 [ref. 29972] Bathycongrus trimaculatus, a new congrid eel (Teleostei: Anguilliformes) from the southwestern Pacific, with a redescription of Bathycongrus bleekeri Fowler. Zootaxa No. 1943: 26-36.