Ariosoma sokotranum Karmovskaya, 1991
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Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Bathymyrinae
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Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 395 - 420 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: off Sokotra Island.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 173-208; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 133-143; Vertebrae: 136-141. Edge of unpaired fins dark, pectoral fins light, branchial chamber in the region of the operculum dark. Dorsal fin originates slightly anterior to base of the pectorals.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 August 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 24.01.02

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