Ariosoma ophidiophthalmus Karmovskaya, 1991
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Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Bathymyrinae
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Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 115 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Say de Malha Bank.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 181-192; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 142-152; Vertebrae: 150-153. Edges of unpaired fins dark, pectoral fins light. Branchial chamber light. Eyes round, pupils narrow and vertical. Dorsal fin originates slightly anterior to the insertions of the pectorals.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 15 August 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 15.01.02
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 25.02.02

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