Enigma garden eel
|Enigma garden eel|
Castle & Randall, 1999
The enigma garden eel (Heteroconger enigmaticus) is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels). It was described by Peter Henry John Castle and John Ernest Randall in 1999. It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from the western Pacific Ocean, including Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It dwells at a depth range of 3 to 25 m (9.8 to 82.0 ft), and inhabits regions with dark, silty sand and seagrass of the genus Holiphila. Males can reach a maximum total length of 43.7 cm (17.2 in), while females can reach 41.6 cm (16.4 in).
- Common names of Heteroconger enigmaticus at www.fishbase.org.
- Heteroconger enigmaticus at www.fishbase.org.
- Castle, P. H. J. and J. E. Randall, 1999 (Sept.) [ref. 24042] Revision of Indo-Pacific garden eels (Congridae: Heterocongrinae), with descriptions of five new species. Indo-Pacific Fishes No. 30: 1-52, Pls. I-III.
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