Myroconger gracilis

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Myroconger gracilis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Myrocongridae
Genus: Myroconger
Species: M. gracilis
Binomial name
Myroconger gracilis
Castle, 1991

Myroconger gracilis is an eel in the family Myrocongridae (thin eels).[1] It was described by Peter Henry John Castle in 1991.[2] It is a marine, deep-water dwelling eel which is known from the Kyushu-Palau Ridge in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. It dwells at a depth range of 320–640 m. Females are known to reach a maximum standard length of 47.7 cm.[1]

The species epithet gracilis refers to the slender body of the eel in comparison to Myroconger compressus (red eel).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Myroconger gracilis at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Castle, P.H.J., 1991. First Indo-Pacific record of the eel family Myrocongridae, with the description of a new species of Myroconger. Copeia 1991(1):148–150.