Paraconger caudilimbatus (Poey, 1867)
Margintail conger
Paraconger caudilimbatus
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Bathymyrinae
Max. size:  51 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range - 75 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: North Carolina and Florida, USA; Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, and Cuba; Venezuela and probably Colombia (Ref. 5217).
Diagnosis:  Reduced caudal fin. 40 to 43 preanal pores in lateral line (Ref. 26938).
Biology:  Occurs in neritic waters of the continental shelf; not observed around oceanic islands (Ref. 5217). Found on muddy and sandy bottoms (Ref. 5217).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 August 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Probably occurring in the area. Verification needed.

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