Large-eye conger

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Large-eye conger
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Ariosoma
Species:
A. marginatum
Binomial name
Ariosoma marginatum
(Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875)
Synonyms[1]
  • Congrogadus marginatus Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875
  • Congrellus bowersi Jenkins, 1903
  • Ariosoma bowersi (Jenkins, 1903)

The large-eye conger[2] (Ariosoma marginatum) is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[3] It was described by Léon Vaillant and Henri Émile Sauvage in 1875, originally under the genus Congrogadus.[4] It is a tropical, marine eel which is known from the northwestern and eastern central Pacific Ocean, including Hawaii and the Ladd Seamount. It typically dwells at a depth range of 2–420 metres, and leads a benthic, nocturnal lifestyle, burrowing into sand. Males can reach a maximum total length of 38 centimetres.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Synonyms of Ariosoma marginatum at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Common names for Ariosoma marginatum at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ a b Ariosoma marginatum at www.fishbase.org.
  4. ^ Vaillant, L. L. and H.-E. Sauvage, 1875 [ref. 17853] Note sur quelques espèces nouvelles de poissons des îles Sandwich. Revue et Magasin de Zoologie (Ser. 3) v. 3: 278-287.