Brown garden eel
|Brown garden eel|
The brown garden eel (Heteroconger longissimus), also known simply as the garden eel, is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels). It was described by Albert Günther in 1870. It is a tropical, marine eel which is known from the eastern and western Atlantic Ocean, including Madeira, the Canary Islands, Senegal, the Bahamas, the Florida Keys, Antilles, Yucatan, Belize, Honduras, and Brazil. It dwells at a depth of 10–60 m, most commonly between 20 and 60 m, and leads a nonmigratory, benthic lifestyle, inhabiting reefs in colonies. They likely spawn during the warm season. The larval state of development lasts for about 6–8 months. Adult males can reach a maximum total length of 51 cm.
- Synonyms of Heteroconger longissimus Archived 2013-07-02 at Archive.today at www.fishbase.org.
- Common names for Heteroconger longissimus Archived 2013-07-01 at Archive.today at www.fishbase.org.
- Heteroconger longissimus at www.fishbase.org.
- Günther, A., 1870 (25 June) [ref. 1995] Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the families Gymnotidae, Symbranchidae, Muraenidae, Pegasidae, and of the Lophobranchii, Plectognathi, Dipnoi, ...[thru] ... Leptocardii, in the British Museum. v. 8: i-xxv + 1-549.
- Food items reported for Heteroconger longissimus at www.fishbase.org.
- Photos of Brown garden eel on Sealife Collection
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