Chiloconger philippinensis Smith & Karmovskaya, 2003
photo by Karmovskaya, E.

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Bathymyrinae
Max. size:  19 cm TL (female)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 186 - 230 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 229-252; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 147-167; Vertebrae: 113-115. A small species distinguished by a short bluntly-rounded snout and large brown spot at origin of dorsal fin. Maxillary and mandibular teeth pointed or bluntly conical, close-set in outer series, biserial for the most of length of jaws. Intermaxillary teeth in two transverse rows. Pre-anal lateral line pores 36-39, predorsal length 18-19% TL, upper jaw 33-38% HL (Ref. 50529). Caudal fin reduced (Ref. 50529).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 August 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 30.01.04

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