Bathycongrus unimaculatus

Bathycongrus unimaculatus 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 southern Loyalty Basin in New Caledonia. It usually dwells at a depth range of 430–450 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 28.3 centimetres.[1]

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

The species epithet "unimaculatus" means "one spot" in Latin, and refers to a large dark spot on the anal fin of the eel.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Bathycongrus unimaculatus 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.