Ariosoma marginatum (Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875)
Large-eye conger
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Bathymyrinae
Max. size:  38 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 2 - 490 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii. Northwestern Pacific: Ladd Seamount.
Biology:  Sand-dwelling in the shallows to 490 m and can be seen at night with head protruding obliquely from the sand (Ref. 26145). Benthic (Ref. 58302).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 August 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 18.10.01
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 12.06.07

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