Pseudophichthys splendens (Lea, 1913)
Purplemouthed conger
photo by JAMARC

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Congrinae
Max. size:  38.7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 37 - 1647 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: off Morocco, Azores and Canary Islands, also one record from the Gulf of Guinea. Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico to Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Mouth inferior; dorsal and fin rays segmented; pectoral rather small its length equal to eye; gill-opening and anus black (Ref. 13608).
Biology:  Found on muddy bottoms.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 28 February 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 06.03.94
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.12.11
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.12.11

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