Ariosoma meeki

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Ariosoma meeki
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Ariosoma
Species: A. meeki
Binomial name
Ariosoma meeki
(Jordan & Snyder, 1900)
Synonyms[1]
  • Congrellus meeki Jordan & Snyder, 1900
  • Ariosome meeki (Jordan & Snyder, 1900) (misspelling)

Ariosoma meeki is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[2] It was described by David Starr Jordan and John Otterbein Snyder in 1900, originally under the genus Congrellus.[3] It is a subtropical, marine eel which is known from Japan and the Peng-hu Islands, in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Males are known to reach a maximum total length of 53 centimetres.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Synonyms of Ariosoma meeki at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ a b Ariosoma meeki at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ Jordan, D. S. and J. O. Snyder 1900 (10 Dec.) [ref. 2502] A list of fishes collected in Japan by Keinosuke Otaki, and by the United States steamer Albatross, with descriptions of fourteen new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 23 (no. 1213): 335-380, Pls. 9-20.