Rhynchoconger nitens (Jordan & Bollman, 1890)
Bignose conger
Rhynchoconger nitens
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Congrinae
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 20 - 104 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California to Colombia.
Diagnosis:  Body cylindrical and very elongated; eyes well developed; posterior nostril located below eye; gill openings lateral/ventral; dorsal fin placed in front of pectoral fins; upper lip with well developed notch; vomerine tooth plate shorter than inter-maxillary tooth plate; back and fins pale brown to yellow; belly very pale (Ref. 55763).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 May 2007 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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