The red eel (Myroconger compressus) is an eel in the family Myrocongridae (thin eels). It was described by Albert Günther in 1870. It is a tropical, marine eel known from the eastern Atlantic Ocean, including St. Helena, Dakar, Senegal, and possibly São Tomé and Principe. Males are known to reach a maximum total length of 53.8 cm.
- Synonyms of Myroconger compressus at www.fishbase.org.
- Common names for Myroconger compressus at www.fishbase.org.
- Myroconger compressus at www.fishbase.org.
- Günther, A., 1870 (25 June) [ref. 1995] See ref. at BHL Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the families Gymnotidae, Symbranchidae, Muraenidae, Pegasidae, and of the Lophobranchii, Plectognathi, Dipnoi, ...[thru] ... Leptocardii, in the British Museum. v. 8: i-xxv + 1-549.
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