Xenoconger

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Xenoconger
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Chlopsidae
Genus: Xenoconger
Regan, 1912
Species: X. fryeri
Binomial name
Xenoconger fryeri
Regan, 1912

Xenoconger is a genus of eels in the family the family Chlopsidae (false morays). It contains the single species Xenoconger fryeri (Fryer's false moray).[1][2] This species was described by Charles Tate Regan in 1912.[3] It is a tropical, marine eel which is known solely from Assumption Island, in the Indian Ocean. It is known to dwell at a depth range of 1 to 5 metres (3.3 to 16.4 ft), and inhabit benthic rock crevices. Males are known to reach a total length of 20.5 centimetres (8.1 in).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Common names of Xenoconger fryeri at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Xenoconger fryeri" in FishBase. June 2011 version.
  3. ^ Regan, C. T. 1912 (Sept.) [ref. 3643] New fishes from Aldabra and Assumption, collected by Mr. J. C. F. Fryer. The Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. Second Series. Zoology v. 15 (pt 2, no. 18): 301-302.