Ariosoma sazonovi Karmovskaya, 2004
photo by Karmovskaya, E.

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Bathymyrinae
Max. size:  39.5 cm TL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 160 - 440 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 212-221; Anal soft rays: 159-171; Vertebrae: 146-148. Diagnosis: The head and body of this species is light; margins of dorsal and anal fins dark; caudal fins light. Dorsal fin originates above the base of pectoral fin, above the 9th-10th pore of lateral line. Vertebrae 146-148; trunk vertebrae 66-68. Pores of lateral line to anus 46-49. Supraorbital canal 4, suborbital canal 8, preoperculomandibular canal 11, occipital commissure 3 (Ref. 54804).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 15 August 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 04.01.07

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