Bathycongrus longicavis Karmovskaya, 2009

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Congrinae
Max. size:  38.6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Vanuatu, New Hebrides Trench (Ref. 80682).
Diagnosis:  The species is of the genus Bathycongrus with a thin filiform tail, two enlarged medial vomerine teeth, a strongly elongated trunk region, and a great number of trunk vertebrae. The dorsal fin origin is immediately behind the pectoral fins. Vert. 167+ (their number should be greater since the caudal fin is regenerated), precaudal vertebrae 67. Lateral line pores in front of anal opening 46. The oral branchial cavity is light (Ref. 80682).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 15 August 2016 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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