Bassanago nielseni (Karmovskaya, 1990)
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Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Congrinae
Max. size:  46.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 160 - 340 m
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: central and southern part of the Nazca Ridge.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 272-324; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 198-217; Vertebrae: 151-153. Median fins with dark margins; dorsal fin origin above the upper base of the pectoral or slightly anterior; anal fin origin at a point 1.3-1.5 times HL from the gill aperture; lateral line system: supraorbital 3, infraorbital 5, preopercular-mandibular 9, occipital commissure 3 (Ref. 41744).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 11 September 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 24.01.00
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.04.11

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