The froghead eel (Coloconger raniceps) is an eel in the family Colocongridae (worm eels/short-tail eels). It was described by Alfred William Alcock in 1889. It is a marine, deep-water dwelling eel which is known from the Indo-west Pacific, including East Africa, Madagascar, and southern Japan. It dwells at a depth range of 300–1134 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 50 centimetres.
- Common names for Coloconger raniceps at www.fishbase.org.
- Coloconger raniceps at www.fishbase.org.
- Alcock, A. W., 1889 (1 Dec.) [ref. 20525] Natural history notes from H. M. Indian marine survey steamer `Investigator,' Commander Alfred Carpenter, R. N., D. S. O., commanding.--No. 13. On the bathybial fishes of the Bay of Bengal and neighbouring waters, obtained during the seasons 1885-1889. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 6) v. 4 (no. 24): 450-461.
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