Castleichthys is a genus in the conger eel family, Congridae. It contains the single species Castleichthys auritus, the eared conger. The type specimen was found in the Indian Ocean off the west coast of Australia at a depth of 396 metres (1,300 ft).[1]

Castleichthys auritus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Subfamily: Congrinae
Genus: Castleichthys
D. G. Smith, 2004
C. auritus
Binomial name
Castleichthys auritus

The name of the genus commemorates the ichthyologist P. J. H. Castle.[1]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). "Castleichthys auritus" in FishBase. March 2017 version.

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