Bathyuroconger vicinus (Vaillant, 1888)
Large-toothed conger
Bathyuroconger vicinus
photo by JAMARC

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Congrinae
Max. size:  88 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 120 - 1318 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Cape Verde (Ref. 27000), Gulf of Guinea, Namibia (Ref. 27121), and off Cape Point, South Africa (Ref. 5323). Western Atlantic: eastern Gulf of Mexico southward along coast of Central and South America to the Guianas. Indo-Pacific: eastern Africa to Hawaii.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 181-182. Dark brownish black. Median fins black.
Biology:  Found over sand (Ref. 58302). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 27121.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 06.03.94
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 12.06.07
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 17.08.98

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