Red eel

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Red eel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Myrocongridae
Genus: Myroconger
Species: M. compressus
Binomial name
Myroconger compressus
Günther, 1870
  • Mycroconger compressus Günther, 1870 (misspelling)

The red eel[2] (Myroconger compressus) is an eel in the family Myrocongridae (thin eels).[3] It was described by Albert Günther in 1870.[4] 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.[3]


  1. ^ Synonyms of Myroconger compressus at
  2. ^ Common names for Myroconger compressus at
  3. ^ a b Myroconger compressus at
  4. ^ 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.