Ariosoma mauritianum (Pappenheim, 1914)
Blunt-tooth conger
Ariosoma mauritianum
photo by SFSA

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Bathymyrinae
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 360 - 800 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to the western Pacific, south to Western Australia and New South Wales (Australia).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 167; Anal soft rays: 110; Vertebrae: 143. Brownish, median fins yellowish with black margin.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 August 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 19.03.93
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 24.01.01

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