Gnathophis tritos Smith & Kanazawa, 1977

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Congrinae
Max. size: 
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 458 - 567 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Straits of Florida.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 136-138. Shorter air bladder compared to the other two western Atlantic species - G. bathytopos and G. bracheatopos. Differs from the former in lacking the extra several elevated lateral-line pores, having only one or two postorbital pores, only five supraorbital pores, only nine preoperculomandibular pores, and having a pale stomach.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 November 2016 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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