Paraconger californiensis Kanazawa, 1961
Ringeye conger
Paraconger californiensis
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Congridae (Conger and garden eels), subfamily: Bathymyrinae
Max. size:  60 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 50 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru.
Diagnosis:  Body cylindrical and very elongated; eyes well developed; posterior nostril located below eye; gill openings lateral; dorsal fin placed at same level as edge of pectoral fin; upper lip with well developed notch; preanal length contained more than 2.5 times in total length; lateral line with 38 to 46 pores up to level of the anus; back light brown to yellow; belly pale: fins dark or black (Ref. 55763).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 May 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 23.06.95
Modified by: Busson, Frédéric - 28.10.14

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