Gnathophis asanoi

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Gnathophis asanoi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Gnathophis
Species: G. asanoi
Binomial name
Gnathophis asanoi
Karmovskaya, 2004

Gnathophis asanoi is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[1] It was described by Emma Stanislavovna Karmovskaya in 2004.[2] It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the Philippines, in the western Pacific Ocean. It dwells at a depth range of 280–440 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 35 centimetres.[1]

The species epithet "asanoi" refers to Hirotoshi Asano, and was given in honour of his contribution to the study of Japanese species in the family Congridae.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gnathophis asanoi at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Karmovskaya, E. S., 2004 [ref. 28053] Benthopelagic bathyal conger eels of families Congridae and Nettastomatidae from the western tropical Pacific, with descriptions of ten new species. Journal of Ichthyology v. 44 (Suppl. 1): S1-S32.