Heteroconger obscurus (Klausewitz & Eibl-Eibesfeldt, 1959)
Obscure garden eel
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Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Heterocongrinae
Max. size:  33.64 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 15 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Nicobar Islands (India). Also recorded from Andaman Is. (Ref. 087596).
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 144-144. Description: Characterized by medium brown color with dark brown speckles; origin of dorsal fin well posterior to gill opening; predorsal length 20.8% of head length; preanal length 33.0% of TL; depth of body at gill opening 39.5% of head length (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Occurs on silty bottom (Ref. 33408).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 November 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.02.00

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