Rhynchoconger trewavasae

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Rhynchoconger trewavasae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Rhynchoconger
Species: R. trewavasae
Binomial name
Rhynchoconger trewavasae
Ben-Tuvia, 1993

Rhynchoconger trewavasae is an eel in the family Congridae (conger/garden eels).[1] It was described by Adam Ben-Tuvia in 1993.[2] It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the western Indian Ocean, including the Gulf of Aqaba, Israel, and possibly the Gulf of Suez. It dwells at a depth range of 300 to 500 metres (980 to 1,640 ft), and swims in a zigzag motion near the bottom. Males can reach a maximum total length of 57 centimetres (22 in), but more commonly reach a TL of 45 centimetres (18 in).[1]

The species epithet "trewavasae" was given in honour of British ichthyologist Ethelwynn Trewavas. R. trewavasae is sometimes caught in traps and trammel nets.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Rhynchoconger trewavasae at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Ben-Tuvia, A., 1993 [ref. 21130] A review of the Indo-west Pacific congrid fishes of genera Rhynchoconger and Bathycongrus with the description of three new species. Israel Journal of Zoology v. 39 (no. 4): 349-370.