Bathycongrus parapolyporus Karmovskaya, 2009

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Congrinae
Max. size:  34.8 cm TL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean, Western Central: Fiji, Lakeba Island; South China Sea, southeastern coast of Vietnam (Ref. 80682).
Diagnosis:  A species of the genus Bathycongrus with a filiform caudal body end, 5–6 supraorbital, 7–8 infraorbital, 11 preoperculo-mandibular and one supratemporal pores of the head. The dorsal fin originates behind the vertical of the middle of the pectoral fin. Vert. 158–160, and 41–42 precaudal vertebrae. There are 53–57 dorsal fin rays before the vertical of the anal fin origin. Lateral line pores in front of anal opening 31–33. The body is elongated, cylindrical, and compressed from the sides in the caudal part. (Ref. 80682).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 11 September 2011 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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