Bassanago albescens (Barnard, 1923)
Hairy conger
photo by Bañón Díaz, R.

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Congrinae
Max. size:  100 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 270 - 1700 m
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: Patagonian region of Chile (Ref. 27363). Southwest Atlantic: off Argentina (Ref. 27363). Southeast Atlantic: Namibia (Ref. 27121) and off Cape Point, South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 276-300; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 183-213; Vertebrae: 168-172. Cream white (Ref. 5323). Brownish dorsally, lighter below, dorsal and anal fins with dark margin (Ref. 27363).
Biology:  A deep-water species living on the continental slope (Ref. 47377).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 November 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 10.11.95
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.04.11
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 10.06.03

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