Longnose conger

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The Longnose conger[2] (Bathycongrus wallacei) is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[3] It was described by Peter Henry John Castle in 1968, originally under the genus Congrina.[4] It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the Indo-Western Pacific, including Mozambique, Natal, South Africa, Japan, the Philippines, and Indonesia. It dwells at a depth range of 250–500 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 55 centimetres.[3]

Longnose conger
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Bathycongrus
B. wallacei
Binomial name
Bathycongrus wallacei
(Castle, 1968)
  • Congrina wallacei Castle, 1968
  • Rhechias wallacei (Castle, 1968)
  • Bathycongrus baranesi Ben-Tuvia, 1993


  1. ^ Synonyms of Bathycongrus wallacei at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Common names for Bathycongrus wallacei at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ a b Bathycongrus wallacei at www.fishbase.org.
  4. ^ Castle, P. H. J., 1968 (Sept.) [ref. 7877] The congrid eels of the western Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University No. 33: 685-726.