Blackedge conger

The Blackedge conger (Bathycongrus retrotinctus, also known as the Randall's conger[2]) is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[3] It was described by David Starr Jordan and John Otterbein Snyder in 1901, originally under the genus Leptocephalus.[4] It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from Japan to the Philippines, in the western Pacific Ocean. It dwells at a depth range of 150–450 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 54 centimetres.[3]

Blackedge conger
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Bathycongrus
B. retrotinctus
Binomial name
Bathycongrus retrotinctus
(Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
  • Leptocephalus retrotinctus Jordan & Snyder, 1901
  • Rhechias retrotincta (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
  • Bathycongrus randalli Ben-Tuvia, 1993


  1. ^ Synonyms of Bathycongrus retrotinctus at
  2. ^ Common names for Bathycongrus retrotinctus at
  3. ^ a b Bathycongrus retrotinctus at
  4. ^ Jordan, D. S. and J. O. Snyder, 1901 (28 Aug.) [ref. 2508] A review of the apodal fishes or eels of Japan, with descriptions of nineteen new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 23 (no. 1239): 837-890.