Blachea longicaudalis Karmovskaya, 2004
photo by Karmovskaya, E.

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Congrinae
Max. size:  68.3 cm TL (male/unsexed); 57 cm TL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 400 - 461 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Fiji and New Caledonia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 211-222; Anal soft rays: 154-157; Vertebrae: 168-176. Diagnosis: The distal ends of the 5th-7th rays of branchiostegal membrane protruding outside through branchiostegal membrane. Vertebrae 168-176; trunk vertebrae 74-77. Dorsal fin rays 211-222. Anal fin rays154-157 (Ref. 54804).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 August 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 08.01.07

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