Neighbor conger

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The neighbor conger[2] (Bathycongrus vicinalis) is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[3] It was described by Samuel Garman in 1899, originally under the genus Uroconger.[4] It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel that is known from the southwestern and western central Atlantic Ocean, including the Bahamas, Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico.[5] It dwells at a depth range of 101–503 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 46.2 centimetres.[3]

Neighbor conger
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Bathycongrus
Species:
B. vicinalis
Binomial name
Bathycongrus vicinalis
(Garman, 1899)
Synonyms[1]
  • Uroconger vicinalis Garman, 1899
  • Rhechias vicinalis (Garman, 1899)

Due to its widespread distribution, and an estimated lack of threats resulting from its deep water nature, the IUCN redlist currently lists the neighbor conger as Least Concern.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Synonyms of Bathycongrus vicinalis at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Common names for Bathycongrus vicinalis at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ a b Bathycongrus vicinalis at www.fishbase.org.
  4. ^ Garman, S., 1899 (Dec.) [ref. 1540] The Fishes. In: Reports on an exploration off the west coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, and off the Galápagos Islands ... by the U. S. Fish Commission steamer "Albatross," during 1891 ... No. XXVI. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology v. 24: Text: 1-431, Atlas: Pls. 1-85 + A-M.
  5. ^ a b Bathycongrus vicinalis at the IUCN redlist.