Gnathophis asanoi Karmovskaya, 2004
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Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Congrinae
Max. size:  35 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 280 - 440 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 239-239; Anal soft rays: 159-159; Vertebrae: 139-140. Diagnosis: Fins are light; ray bases are dark. Canal of second lateral line pore elevated, while pores above the pectoral fin are not. Vertebrae 139-140; trunk vertebrae 41-42. Lateral line pores to anus 34-35. Supraorbital canal 6; suborbital canal 7; preoperculomandibular canal 10; occipital commissure 3. Swim bladder do not reach the anus. Gastrointestinal tract light (Ref. 54804).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 January 2017 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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