Largehead conger

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Largehead conger
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Bathycongrus
Species: B. varidens
Binomial name
Bathycongrus varidens
(Garman, 1899)
Synonyms[1]
  • Uroconger varidens Garman, 1899

The largehead conger[2] (Bathycongrus varidens) is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[3] It was described by Samuel Garman in 1899, originally under the genus Uroconger.[4] It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from southern Canada to Chile, in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It dwells at a depth range of 165-935 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 100 centimetres.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Synonyms of Bathycongrus varidens at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Common names for Bathycongrus varidens at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ a b Bathycongrus varidens at www.fishbase.org.
  4. ^ Garman, S., 1899 (Dec.) [ref. 1540] The Fishes. In: Reports on an exploration off the west coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, and off the Galapagos Islands ... by the U. S. Fish Commission steamer "Albatross," during 1891 ... No. XXVI. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology v. 24: Text: 1-431, Atlas: Pls. 1-85 + A-M.