Ariosoma opistophthalmum (Ranzani, 1839)
Ariosoma opistophthalmum
photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Bathymyrinae
Max. size:  27.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 110 - 600 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic: Brazil, from Bahia to SaƵ Paulo.
Biology:  Apparently a rare species. No biological data known (Ref. 57911).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 August 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 09.02.07
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 04.02.09

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