Coloconger maculatus Ho, Tang & Chu, 2021
Caudal-spot short-tail eel
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Family:  Colocongridae (Short-tail eels)
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Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range - 300 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Taiwan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 226-226; Anal soft rays: 122-122; Vertebrae: 145-145. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: rear portion of tail with a large black blotch and a white posterior end; head small, HL 15.7% TL; ST 4, middle two in pair; SO 7, two pores over posterior nostril; IO 12 or 14; POM 14; D 226; A 122; PAV 77 and TV 145; rictus through a vertical of posterior margin of the pupil; snout shorter than eye diameter; PO-DO 69.4% pectoral-fin length. Colouration: body brownish-gray dorsally, light gray ventrally; dorsal fin dark gray (Ref. 124775).
Biology:  Only specimen caught by hook and line at around 300 m (Ref. 124775).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.08.21

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